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Movies Aren’t Dying, They’re Just Growing Up: Mark Cousins On How His New Project Made Him Optimistic

Movies Aren’t Dying, They’re Just Growing Up: Mark Cousins On How His New Project Made Him Optimistic

So cinema is dying again. The streaming incomes of Amazon and Netflix will overtake theatrical box office in the next few years, we’re told. As they were in the 1950s and 1980s, movies are on their last legs. But just as TV and VHS gave a new life to movies, and brought them to new audiences, maybe with streaming will follow suit. This week, my own documentary “A Story of Children and Film” will premiere on the streaming service FilmStruck, along with my selection of some amazing movies about kids from around the world that very few Americans have previously had the chance to see. So once again, what seems like the latest death knell for cinema is perhaps just another stage in its path to adulthood.

If cinema survives, it will perhaps be for an unexpected reason. We’re so used to fearing the end of film, and

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