The Last Twin, 2015
documentary short, 5 minutes
The Last Twin is a short documentary focusing on Brooklyn Heights Cinema, a two-screen movie theater, that was the longest running independently owned cinema in NYC. This intimate elegy captures the spirit of this aging venue, as it struggles to survive in a rapidly developing neighborhood. This beloved movie house is a relic of the past, and exclusively screened 35mm prints on antique Italian projectors until 2016. The documentary reveals daily life at the cinema, sometimes mundane, other times bustling, where celluloid as an object, passing through light with ambient noise and flicker, is a dying entity.
Conceived of and shot by Shaun Irons
Editing: Shaun Irons with assistance from Lauren Petty