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  • Santos Dumont’s Mutoscope: Early Cinema and Found Footage Film

    2010. Brazil. Carlos Adriano. 64 min.

U.S. premiere. Introduction and Q&A with Carlos Adriano

Monday, July 18, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Santos Dumont’s Mutoscope: Early Cinema and Found Footage Film

    2010. Brazil. Directed by Carlos Adriano. This essay-documentary employs interviews and documents to conjure a poetic portrait of a bygone era, putting its own unique spin on the tradition of early and found footage re-appropriation cinema. Adriano uses an unknown reel of photo-cards, which he found and restored himself, from a mutoscope film shot in London in 1901. The reel depicts Santos Dumont, a Brazilian aviator and inventor who lived from 1873 to 1932, explaining his airship to Charles Rolls, the future founder of Rolls-Royce. The dovetailing of early 20th-century inventions is the basis for a sensitive exploration of early cinema, supplemented by illuminating contributions from scholars and other professionals. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 64 min.

In the Film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2011

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