"Welcome to the Digital World, Movie Version"

[Sony] told me that they can’t print [Martin Scorcese’s 1993 film The Age of Innocence] anymore because Technicolor in Los Angeles no longer prints film. Which means a film we made 20 years ago can no longer be printed, unless we move it to another lab—one of the few labs still making prints.
— Theresa Schoonmaker, editor

Daniel Eagan writes about the historical, archival and aesthetic ramifications of the move away from 35mm film projection, and why it's not so easy (or cost effective) to make a new print at a different lab.