TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Photo: Grant Hamilton
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This documentary by photographer Grant Hamilton explores the lifespan of Polaroid photography. Beginning as a eulogy to Polaroid instant film and cameras, the documentary shows Polaroid enthusiasts and former employees of the Polaroid corporation sharing their personal and often emotional connections to the renowned company’s beloved products. Although it was announced in 2008 that the company would cease production of all instant film, affecting Polaroid aficionados around the world, a small team of determined people has tried to keep it alive.
Grant Hamilton studied industrial design at the University of Illinois, and he was drawn to filmmaking through his passion for instant photography. As a photographer, his work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film is Hamilton’s first feature-length film.