Philosophically and in nearly every regard we disagree with the premise of this public television documentary.
The video contends that Kansas City has a special attachment to movie screens and hanging out with strangers in the dark.
Worse still . . .
There's a sentimental attachment to old technology that doesn't garner respect from the NEXTGEN.
Our thesis . . .
Cinema has moved back to the small screen. Home theaters and even mobile phones now capture the imagination of moviegoers. The days of the movie theater are quickly becoming a forgotten part of American history.
Moreover . . .
What we once called "movies" is now nothing more than long form content that's quickly fading out of existence. More people watch clips, memes and short from offerings that can easily propel a creator to global popularity, riches and sponsorship in a matter of moments.
Even better . . .
There is no such thing as 'film" anymore . . .
We credit these public TV moviemakers for abandoning the term that remembers a long forgotten process of creation.
Still . . .
For late night denizens of the discourse, we think this wonderfully crafted clip deserves a peek.
Here's the premise . . .
"Fade to Black examines the past, present and future of the movie-going experience in Kansas City, dives into the significance and influence of cinema on American culture and illustrates how local theaters adapted to the challenges of 2020."
You decide . . .