Actualities and Glimmerings of More

All films silent with musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

The earliest films that audiences saw, both in the U.S. and abroad, exuded the exotic novelty of a penny arcade attraction. By the turn of the twentieth century, however, filmmakers were beginning to explore the possibilities of the medium as more than a mere novelty, and audiences began to clamor for more ambitious—even “artistic”—fare.
Films of the 1890s. 1894–99. USA. Produced primarily by the Edison Company. 18 min.
Lumière Program I. 1895–96. France. Directed by Louis Lumière, Auguste Lumière. 21 min.
Lumière Program II. 1895–98. France. Directed by Louis Lumière, Auguste Lumière. 20 min.
The Classic American Mutoscope. 1897–1907. USA. Produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. 10 min.
Pioneer Films by Max Skladanowsky. 1895–96. Germany. Directed by Max Skladanowsky. 8 min.
The Beginnings of British Film. 1901–11. Great Britain. 29 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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