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The Projectionist

The Projectionist

The Projectionist

1971 / 88min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HARRY HURWITZ

CAST: CHUCK MCCANN, INA BALIN, RODNEY DANGERFIELD

WRITER - HARRY HURTWITZ
PRODUCER - HARRY HURTWITZ
CINEMATOGRAPHY - VICTOR PETRASHEVIC
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - ROY FRUMKES
FILM EDITING - HARRY HURWITZ

A projectionist obsessed with old movies escapes into the worlds of the films he unspools. Footage from film classics inserts our nerdy protagonist (Chuck McCann) into his dream world. This singular film features street scenes shot on location in Times Square, theater interiors filmed in Asbury Park, innovative superimposition, surreal logic, and most significantly, Rodney Dangerfield as the house manager who gives his usher staff a dressing down.

This print of was preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. Funding support provided by the Film Foundation.