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Last Film Show

Directed by Pan Nalin
2020
India
111 minutes
All Ages
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In Pan Nalin’s (Samsara, 2001; Angry Indian Goddesses, SFF 2016) glorious love letter to cinema – and food – a 9-year-old boy discovers films for the first time and becomes wholly obsessed.
Samay grows up in a small, remote village in India where his father ekes out a living running a railway station tea stall. His conservative father believes cinema is immoral. Nonetheless, one day he takes the entire family to a religious film (where the audience literally worships the gods they see on screen). Samay is instantly hooked. Against his father's wishes, he returns to the cinema each day. With the lovingly prepared lunch boxes made by his mother, Samay bribes the projectionist to let him watch movies for free. But change is coming, both to the village and to the world of cinema, and Samay must go to extraordinary lengths to maintain his cinema fix. In a time when we have so missed films on the big screen, Last Film Show leaves us yearning for many, many more.
Paying homage to everyone from Sergio Leone to Satyajit Ray, this coming-of-age story is an ethereal take on the magic of movies.
David Ehrlich, Indiewire

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Fri 5 Nov
9:30am
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Fri 12 Nov
8pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 5
Past Event Cancel
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Features
Year
2020
Classification
All Ages
Country
India
Language
In Gujarati with English subtitles
Director
Pan Nalin
Producer
Dheer Momaya
Cast
Bhavin Rabari, Vikas Bata, Richa Meena
Screenwriter
Pan Nalin
Cinematographer
Swapnil S. Sonawane
Editor
Shreyas Beltangdy, Pavan Bhat
Genre
Arts, Asia, Cinephile, Filmmaking, Food & Drink, Indian subcontinent
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