About the project:
"In a time when the multiplex is king, and digital is taking over, this film will accentuate a nearly bygone era of cinema - where moviegoers came not only to watch a film, but also to meet up with other cinephiles and connect. This documentary will highlight the importance of this cultural gem and why the experience of watching a classic film for the first time, on 35mm, with an audience can never be replicated at home. I take this fight for 35mm very seriously - I started a petition last year asking studios to let their film prints remain available to revival theaters indefinitely. I successfully raised 10,000 signatures from movie lovers in over 60 countries around the world. We here at the New Bev truly care about film, and with the digital conversion happening all around us, the time to make this film is now.
"Your donation will be allowing me to work with - and pay fairly - a crew I know and trust, to use professional equipment, to produce quality promotional materials, to cover taxes, fees and to create a comprehensive archive of New Beverly calendars, photographs, articles and advertisements. I will also be traveling to other revival cinemas to document their difficulties, successes and their importance." -- Julia Marchese