EL PROYECCONISTA (THE PROJECTIONIST)
Directed by: José Maria Cabral
Writer: José Maria Cabral
Produced by: Juan Basanta
Cast: Felix Germán, Cindy Galán
The latest feature from prolific young Dominican writer-director José María Cabral- whose last film, Woodpeckers (Los Carpinteros), was the first Dominican film to screen at Sundance- serves up some fluorescent Dominican noir in a riveting, genre-bending homage to the power of pre-digital cinema as seen through the lens of an old-style traveling cinema owner.
All his life, Eliseo has brought the magic of movies to the small rural towns in the Dominican Republic countryside via his traveling cinema caravan. When hes not on the road or putting on a show, Eliseo is entranced by old film reels that he never shows anyone: images of a beautiful young woman he only knows through a projected film reel. One fateful night, however, the reels are damaged. Eliseo loses the only thing he felt connected to the projected image of the woman he loves so much and is plunged into a search for her real identity. Accompanied by a free-spirited girl on a cinema journey that takes him to some of the most remote and poorest areas of the Dominican Republic, Eliseo will learn that hope should never be lost and blood is thicker than water in more ways than one.
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