At the Roxie, Old-School Film Projectionists Keep the Craft Alive

In 2016, the vast majority of feature films have, in fact, very little to do with film. Movies are now overwhelmingly both shot and projected digitally, which means a screening starts with the simple push of a button. But in a dwindling number of beloved theaters around the world, reel-to-reel film projection is still an art form and a job -- and one that carries a lot of pride for its practitioners.

KQED Arts visited the historic Roxie Theater in San Francisco's Mission District for a behind-the-scenes look at what, exactly, goes on in that little room upstairs. Meet Isaac Sherman, Jim Lung and Linda Scobie: two generations of film projectionists devoted to keeping this endangered craft alive. -- Emma Silvers

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