If video killed the radio star, then digital killed the Polaroid star. Noting the rise of DSLR cameras and built-in photography tools in cell phones, Polaroid announced in 2008 that it would cease production of all instant film, and the weird, boxy cameras that have been a part of our culture since 1948 also would be no more. Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film captures this moment and many others, from the rise of Polaroid to the despair of photographers who loved the cameras to the attempts of a crazy Austrian to undertake “The Impossible Project” -- a quest to recreate the film that gives us all reason to shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Picture yourself at this documentary viewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street. Admission is $7. Call 480-874-4666 or visit www.smoca.org for more.
Thu., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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