Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
As part of the Brighton programme in this year's Scalarama Film Festival The Luxbry celebrates the 160th birthday of William Friese-Greene, photographer and experimental film maker, with a screening of the Boulting brothers’ romanticised biopic of the obsessive inventor. The film, featuring a star-studded cast, was made for the 1951 Festival of Britain based on the biography by Ray Allister, and presents Friese-Greene (Robert Donat) on his quest to create moving pictures. This screening takes place in Middle Street, where Friese-Greene had his workshop for a brief period during his years living and working in Brighton as a photographer and inventor.
The Luxbry: Don't Dream It - Screen It! Pop Up film events and cinema history tours hosted by Alexia, The Usherette of Brighton.
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