The Projectionist

  • 1970
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy, Drama

Long before ZELIG, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, and DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, there was THE PROJECTIONIST, an innovative low-budget oddity with a cult following. McCann plays the title character, a lovable nebbish who sees himself as part of every movie he's ever seen, including newsreels. In the imaginary role of Captain Flash, fearless defender of the downtrodden,...read more

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  • Review: Long before ZELIG, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, and DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, there was THE PROJECTIONIST, an innovative low-budget oddity with a cult following. McCann plays the title character, a lovable nebbish who sees himself as part of every movie he's… (more)

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