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The Projection Project videos supplement the photographic portion of the project (and indeed, they make extensive use of Silmara’s stills) by focusing on various related topics or events, primarily through interviews with local theatre owners, projectionists and movie critics.

These short documentaries were planned, shot and edited by Curtis and Silmara, while Hope Cinema was directed and edited by their friend Alastair Sutherland, a professional videographer.

A Look at the Oliver Theatre

A Look at the Oliver Theatre By Curtis Emde Photography by Silmara Emde Alex Gough grew up in Kimberley, British Columbia, where he swept up spilt popcorn at the local cinema after audiences filed out every evening. Before long, he was apprenticing in the little room above the auditorium...

Video: Art in the City 2014

Projection Project: Art in the City from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Photographer Silmara Albi presents a collection of the Projection Project's body of photographic work at Art in the City, an annual event held in Vancouver BC's West End (May 2014). www.projectionproject.com www.silmaraalbi.com

Video: Patricia Theatre

Gathering together to experience stories in the dark with both friends and strangers seems to feed some deep human need – a need not quite met at home, not matter how vast your DVD collection or Netflix’s selection. There just may also be a deep human need for the...

Video: Why We Go to the Cinema – part 2

Why We Go to the Cinema Part 2 from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. In his autobiography Life Itself (Grand Central Publishing, 2011), the late film critic Roger Ebert both praises and condemns home video and online movie streaming. On one hand, these technologies have made a massive back catalogue...

Video: Clova Cinema

Clova Cinema from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. In October 2013, Megan and Clarissa of the Clova Cinema in Cloverdale, British Columbia, told us what it's like working at one of the last movie theatres in North America to exclusively screen 35 mm film.

Video: Saving the Hollywood

Saving the Hollywood from Alastair Sutherland on Vimeo. Single-screen neighbourhood movie theatres have entered their twilight in Canada. Vintage cinemas from the silver screen's Golden Age are simply too vast to attract today's dwindling movie audiences in the numbers required to make them viable as businesses. As a result,...

Video: Save the Hollywood

Save the Hollywood Theatre from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Vancouver's classic 1935 cinema, West Broadway's Hollywood Theatre, is threatened with imminent demolition. This threat has lead to the formation of a group of concerned residents dedicated to saving this important cultural & historical site. In this brief overview from...

Video: Why we go to the Cinema

Why We Go to the Cinema Part 1 from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Four British Columbian movie theatre owners and operators discuss some of the changes they've noticed in the movie-going industry over the years. They also consider why, despite all these changes, we still like going to the...

Video: Projection Project trailer

The Projection Project – Now Online! from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Silmara and I are pleased to present this trailer for our website: www.projectionproject.com. The site features photography, video & articles culled from our exploration of cinemas in British Columbia as we witnessed the replacement of 35 mm film...

Video: Hope Cinema

Hope Cinema from Alastair Sutherland on Vimeo. The recent conversion of movie exhibition from film to digital projection has had a significant impact on independently operated movie cinemas in cities and in small towns. The enormous cost of the digital upgrade and other cultural factors has put many long...