I first visited Cinema New Horizons (Kino Nowe Horyzonty) in Wroclaw, Poland, a few years ago. On that occasion, I had been invited to the annual New Horizons Film Festival. I recently spent just under three weeks in Wroclaw and decided I would visit it again. Only this time, I would take a camcorder with me to document it.
On this video, the second of my “Long Takes,” marketing manager Michal Weksler takes me on a tour of the cinema – from the entrance hall and the screening rooms to the back offices and the projection room. As I document the venue, we chat about the cinema, New Horizons and the general state of the arts.
Matt’s Long Take is a new web series by art reporter Matt Micucci documenting a series of encounters with artists and art institutions around the world. The use of the long take is inspired by André Bazin, who believed it to be an important tool in cinema’s ability to capture “reality.”