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

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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