The Death of Film: Godfrey Cheshire’s First Movie Premieres

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts.


Remember pre-millenium New York? I know, it’s difficult to remember. But way back in 1999 Press film critic Godfrey Cheshire wrote about the "Death of Film" and stirred up all sorts of raw cinephilic emotions. Almost 10 years later, his first movie—Moving Midway, a documentary (shot digitally) that follows Cheshire’s family’s
efforts to move their Southern plantation out of the way of urban
sprawl in Raleigh, SC—premiered this weekend at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

“It’s kind of ironic after, having been associated with this death of film concept for a long time, that I’m starting out bridging the two eras, the two generations,” Cheshire told us recently. “I think it’s something that’s coming up a lot these days, and I think in a lot of different areas. For example people talk about Obama as being of this sort of century and McCain as being of the previous century, and I think that’s a very clear-cut difference right there. With a lot of significance in all sorts of different ways.”

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