The Projectionist. 1971. USA. Directed by Harry Hurwitz. With Chuck McCann, Ina Balin, Rodney Dangerfield. 88 min.
In this comparatively recent preservation project for the Museum, Chuck McCann stars as a lonely film projectionist whose real and fantasy lives merge in the pursuit of love. As the filmgoing experience today becomes progressively digital, the classic-cinema subject matter and setting of this gentle comedy takes on an increasingly nostalgic tone.