The Afterlight in 35mm


Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Nov 1, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:
Release Year:2021
Production Country:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Charlie Shackleton


Filmmaker Charlie Shackleton (Fear Itself, Beyond Clueless) brings his one-of-a-kind reflection on the ephemeral nature of celluloid to the Grand Illusion. The Afterlight itself exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Eventually it will disappear entirely. Fragments of hundreds of films from around the world bring together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. Together, they contend with a fragile existence lived solely through these traces of their work.