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.