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The Afterlight (PG)

Join us for a unique analogue film experience, a print destined to be destroyed.

Fragments of hundreds of films from around the world bring together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. Together, they contend with a fragile existence lived solely through these traces of their work and they live on through the performances they left behind, as though preserved in the amber of cultural memory.

The Afterlight itself exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Eventually it will disappear entirely.

Part of the Science Museum Group