There could hardly be a more telling contrast between the analog and digital eras than the beautifully blurry memories captured in a Polaroid picture and the thousands of pin-sharp photos on an iPhone. In this ambitious visual essay, Willem Baptist explores the visionary genius of Edwin H. Land, the inventor of the Polaroid camera. Even today, all sorts of people are keeping his instant dream alive. Former Polaroid employee Stephen Herchen moved from the United States to Europe to work in a laboratory developing the 2.0 version of Polaroid. Christopher Bonanos, the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid, tells us, "When I heard Polaroid would stop making film, it felt like a close friend had died." Artist Stefanie Schneider, who is working with the last of her stock of Polaroid film, is using the blurring that occurs with expired film as an additional aesthetic layer in her photographic work.Instant Dreams featuring Stephen Herchen and Stefanie Schneider is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, free on VUDU, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 2 others. It's a Documentary and Science Fiction movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (596 votes).
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#2354 Ranked in Science-Fiction Movies
#2759 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy
#3584 Ranked in Documentary Movies
Instant Dreams has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (596 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.