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Back In Focus: The Centenary of William Friese-Greene (online 05 MAY 2021)

Kennington Bioscope & The Cinema Museum present the latest edition of KBTV about a pioneering British experimenter with moving pictures (FREE online – 05 MAY 19:30).

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Silent cinema experts Kennington Bioscope and their trusty venue home The Cinema Museum are collaborating on a special edition of their online KBTV.

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 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.

Contributors include: Peter Domankiewicz (film director, writer, and Friese-Greene expert), Stephen Herbert (researcher and writer on the history of audio-visual media and technology), and Professor Ian Christie (film scholar, researcher and writer). The event will be chaired by Nick Hiley (Trustee of The Cinema Museum).

Everything is FREE on YouTube and, if you haven’t taken the dive before, you can see all of Kennington Bioscope’s previous KBTV episodes on their channel.

Back In Focus: The Centenary of William Friese-Greene is presented FREE online by Kennington Bioscope and The Cinema Museum (05 MAY 19:30)

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