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Event Series Event Series: Grain: Analog Renaissance

Grain: Analog Renaissance

June 29, 2023 @ 4:30 pm



June 28 – July 1 – This documentary celebrates analog photography by showing its ups and downs in real-world scenarios and tells the story of artistic commitment, discovery and romance.  “Alex Contell and Tommaso Sacconi’s film is a triumphant addendum to the digital-analogue format wars of the past decade, a summary of how threats against film appear to have been surmounted. No longer a rescue mission, no one here suggests that analogue will return as the standard, but Grain presents plenty of evidence to suggest that heated analogue versus digital debates were worthwhile to get to this point where film can have a secure life as a viable medium, one with unique properties that digital can only emulate.” — Eye for Film Review 

Today, the art world and beyond is obsessed with shooting analog. Whether it’s a fashion house seeking to bring a new edge to their creative work, an amateur perusing eBay for the perfect vintage Polaroid, or an influencer attempting to capture a comforting retro aesthetic on social media, analog photography has piqued the interest of people everywhere. Is this resurgence a backlash against digital photography? Is it just a trend perpetuated by our desire for authenticity in an increasingly superficial world? Or is it something else entirely? GRAIN is a documentary by Alex Contell and Tommaso Sacconi that explores the stories of those committed to using film in modern day photography.  (Alex Contell and Tommaso Sacconi, 2022, USA, 1:20, NR)


June 29, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Boedecker Theater
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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