Nick Homler is a senior at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and like many young budding filmmakers, is both curious and concerned about the future of independent movie theaters.
By now, many of us have heard the story - the high cost of converting to digital projectors required by Big Distributors will likely cause many independently owned theaters to close doors. Homler, who was a junior this summer when his team participated in the sixth Sleepless in Lake Placid student film competition, found he had a genuine interest in the issues surrounding this cinematic sea change, and sought to bring it into focus for others by creating a short documentary for his capstone project.
Nick enlisted the help of the Adirondack Film Society and our little band of misfits, ADK MOGUL, and began interviewing theater owners, film critics, and filmmakers to get their take on the situation. In this clip, Nick and his crew interview Nelson Page, a New Jersey theater owner who made a trip to Lake Placid to present “Metropolis” at the Palace Theatre on November 1st. Page discusses the role of community regarding the plight of movie theaters.