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“Out of Print,” a documentary about the vital role of revival cinema

Vashon Film Society presents “Out of Print,” a documentary about the vital role of revival cinema, on March 6 as part of the First Friday Art Film Series  at the Vashon Theatre.

The spunky indie film’s tagline is “Directors, dorks, deviants. This ain’t no multiplex.”

Made by passionate first-time documentarian Julia Marchese, the film profiles the New Beverly Cinema, a renowned single screen movie theater in Los Angeles. Marchese’s fondest wish came true when she landed a job at the repertory cinema, and for the past six years she has devoted herself to preserving the experience of communal film going and keeping 35 mm exhibition alive.

Marchese interviews a lineup of well-known directors, actors and other film geeks who unilaterally proclaim their allegiance to the throwback movie house. In fact, the New Beverly could be a California cousin to Vashon’s vintage cinema.

Says Marchese, “The New Bev is a theater where a double feature is still $8 … where David Lynch pops by for a secret Q & A, where directors program a week of their favorite films, where Fassbinder, Scorsese and Hitchcock films all show in the same week.”

Comedian and character actor Patton Oswalt  included many tales about how the legendary New Beverly Cinema fed his obsession for film in his recent bestselling memoir “Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film.”

“Out of Print” will show at 9:30 pm on Friday, March 6, and admission to the single showing is just $7.