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The Cinema Travellers

October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm8:40 pm

The Cinema Travellers (96 minutes)
Directed by Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya

October 19, 2017
The Cary Theater
Film starts at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Free, ticket required


For seven decades, villages across India have gathered to await the wonder of the traveling cinemas, and the magic of the movies that they bring. In the Cannes prize-winning documentary The Cinema Travellers, directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya journey across India with traveling cinemas. As lorries deteriorate, projectors crumble, and film becomes scarce, the times see audiences being lured further and further away by the juggernaut of digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travellers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman, and a maverick projector mechanic as they bear their increasingly pressing, but beautiful burden—keeping the last of India’s traveling cinemas alive.


This event is free, but you must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite. The Eventbrite page will open to the public at 9:00 am on October 19.

PRESALE First Team members: October 16 at 9:00 am to October 19 at 8:00 am
PRESALE Cary Theater members: October 17 at 9:00 am to October 19 at 8:00 am
PRESALE Spotlight members: October 18 at 9:00 am to October 19 at 8:00 am
General Public tickets: October 19 at 9:00 am

This event is part of the Road Show Fall Series presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and the American Tobacco Campus.


October 19, 2017
7:00 pm–8:40 pm
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The Cary Theater
122 E Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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