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TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film


TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film is a film produced and directed by Grant Hamilton.

I have been following Grant Hamilton on Twitter (@sxseventy) for the past couple of years and I really like his work, so it's great to see he's made a film about Polaroid. 

I am a huge, huge fan of Polaroid and the SX-70 camera is one of my favourite possessions, it's one of the items I will rescue in case of fire (after loved ones of course).  

The film is currently being screened at various film festivals, so here's hoping it makes its way to this part of the world soon.  


In February 2008, Polaroid announced that it was ceasing production of instant film. 'TIME ZERO' is a documentary that tells the story of the last year of Polaroid film in three acts.

Act I introduces the magic of Polaroid through the perspective of Polaroid artists and former employees of the corporation.

Act II begins with the discontinuation of instant film and covers the grass-roots movement to keep it alive.

Act III centers on 'The Impossible Project' and follows their against-the-odds effort to reinvent instant film.

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