Screening documentaries that run 40-45 minutes has long been the norm at giant screen institutional theaters, but some theaters are experimenting with shorter versions
Screening documentary films that run 40-45 minutes has long
been the norm at giant screen institutional theaters. In addition to
technical and projection considerations, that length allowed time
to rethread the 15/70 projector and program films on the hour. With the
of digital projection, several theaters are now experimenting with
shorter versions of documentary films on their schedule. Marlene Janetos asked theaters, producers, and distributors what they think about this trend.