online: William Friese-Greene - Back In Focus (May 5th, 2021)

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online: William Friese-Greene - Back In Focus (May 5th, 2021)

Unread post by tadao » Mon May 03, 2021 11:28 am

Not a screening per-se, but a discussion of moving picture pioneer William Friese-Green, taking place online this Wednesday, May 5th at 19.30 BST (UTC+1), free and open access as usual on YouTube on the Kennngton Bioscope channel at https://www.youtube.com/kenningtonbioscope. Hope to see you there.

There's a preview clip from THE MAGIC BOX up already here, in advance of the scheduled live programme:

The Kennington Bioscope, in conjunction with The Cinema Museum, presents another episode of KBTV, available on YouTube, at the KBTV channel. William Friese-Greene (1855-1921) was a pioneering British experimenter with moving pictures, whose monument in Highgate Cemetery hails him as “The Inventor of Kinematography”, and whose life – and death – were famously charted in the 1951 film The Magic Box, starring Robert Donat.

This online event, marking the hundredth anniversary of Friese-Greene’s death, features contributions from three experts on early moving pictures, who will talk about his life, his achievements, and his waxing and waning reputation. They are:

Peter Domankiewicz, film director, writer, and Friese-Greene expert:www.friesegreene.com
Stephen Herbert, researcher and writer on the history of audio-visual media and technology: www.stephenherbert.co.uk
Professor Ian Christie, film scholar, researcher and writer: www.ianchristie.org
Chaired by Nick Hiley, Trustee of The Cinema Museum.

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Re: online: William Friese-Greene - Back In Focus (May 5th, 2021)

Unread post by tadao » Thu May 06, 2021 4:39 am

Thanks to all who joined us online yesterday, and gave the event our highest live viewing figures since the international winter special. Playback of the recording is available now.

There's a little dead air at the beginning of the embed, skip forward 47 seconds or use the clickable link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62OiHjLlAl4&t=47s

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