The spectacle of seeing movies in rural India has long been made possible by showmen who drive cinema trucks to villages. Temporary tents are erected, and films are screened on 35mm. Celebrating that tradition, The Cinema Travellers follows a team of dedicated technicians who traverse Maharashtra. In each town, their arrival is greeted by boisterous crowds, lured by “movies to touch your soul.”

From the Huffington Post: “It’s seldom that a documentary is this spellbinding, this can’t-move-from-my-seat-or-even-think-of-turning-my-eyes-away bewitching. The simple story of three men in India whose passion for the movies goes beyond common sense . . . left me in tears. The Cinema Travellers is a masterpiece, a film from the heart, and a testament to everything humanity should believe in.” 

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Director
Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya
Released
2016
Language
Hindi and Marathi with English subtitles
Country
India
Running Time
96 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
http://thecinematravelers.com/