THE PORTRAITIST
THE LAST SLIDE PROJECTOR

MAY 10, 7PM
$9 General Admittance / $7 Students, Seniors & Groups

The Portraitist
Directed by Ireneusz Dobrowolski
Grupa Filmowa Rekontrplan
Poland, 2007, 52 min
Pre-war photographer Wilheim Brasse was imprisoned in Auschwitz where he was forced to take pictures of prisoners, SS officers and victims of medical experiments. When the war was over, Brasse rescued the camp's archives, but never took another photo. Brasse tells his story with chilling simplicity and haunting detail. Note: Some images may disturb.

The Last Slide Projector
Directed by Paige Sarlin
Small History Productions
USA, 2007, 59 min
This eloquent film tells the story of the Eastman Kodak Carousel slide projector that ruled post-war America until the digital age. Told in the first-person, it explains how the projector played an essential part in family, education, art history as well as the development of cinema and corporate culture. Sarlin interviews people intimately involved with the machine's production and immortalizes the creation of the last-ever projector to roll off the assembly line at their N.Y. plant.

NFB Cinema
150 John St, Toronto M5V 3C3   MapQuest
Public Venue, Fashion & Entertainment District
Wheelchair access
T 416 973 3012   F 416 973 7459


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The Portraitist
Directed by Ireneusz Dobrowolski