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“Theater marquees are like clocks. Film titles and the names of movie stars are runic. John Boorman’s ‘Point Blank’ (1967) arrives in time for a Brazilian military dictatorship. The military later chooses childishly to censor the musical “Hair.” Like magic, ‘futurist films’ become documentaries. Theaters in decline are bought in the 1980s by evangelicals and turned into churches. Somehow, the décor fits. One cinema was designed to resemble the “tent of a Crusader,” complete with coats of arms, stained glass and other religious touches. In ‘Pictures of Ghosts,’ cinema is where all things live again.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

PICTURES OF GHOSTS premieres February 23–27.

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