With 350 titles Paris is the city in Europe with the biggest range of films shown per week. From large multiplexes to small independent cinemas, films are shown everyday throughout the day. Today the cinema industry is going through a time of transition and transformation: 35mm film gradually has to give way to the digital – many films are already shot that way. This transition has a major effect on the entire cinema industry since it changes the relationship between distributors and cinema operators, threatening to deprive them of their jobs preparing film rolls as well as maintaining the projectors. The age of digital film making poses a serious threat to many independent cinemas, cinemas that define themselves as being “different” by screening cult films of the first half of the 20th century as much as experimental films of today. This will be a journey into the world of independent cinema in Paris, a world spirited by the passion of the men and women who run these cinemas. Among them are the founders of “cinéphilie et de l’art d’essai”, those who first believed in the “Nouvelle Vague", and the younger generation of today. They are the ones that defend the quality films and therefore preserve the richness and variety of the cinema culture of Paris. These photos are also intended as a tribute to the projectionists and their work who are most likely to disappear with the growing dominance of the digital.