Here are the recent events in the world of cinema, as opposed to the world of DVDs, home-theaters, digital projection, on-demand services, etc.
Film-Makers’ Cooperative is threatened with eviction in New York City. New York Times, February 10, 2009.
Kim’s Video on St. Marks St in New York City is closing, February 6, 2009.
“44 Year old Indie-Film Distributor (New Yorker Films) is closing.” says the New York Times, February 23, 2009.
In a country deprived of “foreign films,” these were few outlets for meaningful cinema.
And it is hard to read this story in isolation from everything else:
“Netflix profit up surprising 45 pct. shares rise.” a Reuters story from Forbes.com January 26, 2009