Portrait of a Projectionist: A Touching Homage to a Rapidly Vanishing Craft
Recently I watched a roundtable discussion with several directors including Quentin Tarantino. He was quoted as saying: "I won't be a director forever. Part of the reason I’m feeling this way is, I can’t stand all this digital stuff. This is not what I signed up for. Even the fact that digital presentation is the way it is right now — I mean, it’s television in public, it’s just television in public. That’s how I feel about it. I came into this for film. Film is quickly disappearing in favor of the digital."
Portrait of Ridwaan Fridie. A film projectionist in the Labia theatre in Cape Town, South Africa for the past 24 years but with big changes on the horizon where does that leave Ridwaan?
What do you think about film giving way to the new digital medium?