The Surprising Fate of Film

June 8, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Instant film has made a strong resurgence, with sales close to all-time highs. Among the successes are Impossible Project’s revival of film for Polaroid cameras. Lomography, which makes roll film and cameras, has found success selling 16mm motion film among other formats.  

When describing the state of film in 2016, one could do a lot worse than crib Charles Dickens’ famous opener from A Tale of Two Cities. For some film formats, it is the best of times. For other formats, not so much. That may sound odd, even counterintuitive, given that so much film news of late highlights the termination of...

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