What if every theatre you've ever known
and every movie you've ever seen
were gone forever?
The winner of three awards, including the Best PSA Award at the prestigious Garden State Film Festival, "Not for Today, But for All Time..." played the national festival circuit for two years following its September 2008 premiere and screened as part of an indie film block on pay-per-view at high-end international hotels. Four years after its premiere, it returned to theatres as the opening short on the roadshow of the Best Documentary Award-winning film "Ghosts of the West."
RKO, Stanley-Warner, the Hiway, the Century, the Paramus Drive-In... These were the movie houses of my youth: some, temples with glittering chandeliers and sweeping balconies, where people came by the thousands and paid homage to the great glowing screens in the dark; others, just vast parking lots where children in the fold-down rear seats of station wagons drifted off to sleep soon after the opening reel. I remember clearly the films of my childhood, the people who brought me to see them and those magical places that bore the names of now dimly remembered theatre circuits.
Yet it remains a heartbreaking fact that the majority of the great movie cathedrals, neighborhood main street theatres, and even the humblest drive-ins are long gone; and more than half of the films made before 1950--and ninety percent of all silent films--have turned to dust. Of the movie palaces that remain, many lay dead or dying, awaiting a champion to their cause. And such a staggering number of our motion pictures have been lost for decades that we must recognize and actively support the efforts to preserve what remains.
"Not for Today, But for All Time..." is our most successful short subject, blending the goals of a PSA with the techniques of narrative and documentary filmmaking. Since its premiere in the fall of 2008, it has won three awards and played at festivals throughout the U.S., as well as on international hotel Pay-Per-View, at private clubs, and even theatrically. It continues to screen at select venues, moving audiences to preserve the films and theatres they love.
The film is available for both commercial use and fund-raising. Contact us for more information at: infoREMOVETHESEWORDSWHENEMAILING@knightskypictures.com
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