Screening and Study Sessions of All the Surviving Films Shot in Spain, 1896-1910

Invitation to attend the screening and study sessions SCREENING THE PAST (28-29 October 2019), made to Domitor members by the director of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Esteve Riambau: Dear friends and colleagues,   The Filmoteca de Catalunya is pleased to inform you of SCREENING THE PAST, films shot in…

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Two new Magic Lantern Awards: apply!

The Magic Lantern Society is delighted to announce two new awards to support original work on the magic lantern, lantern slides, and optical projection, in memory of two of the leading lights of the subject. The Mervyn Heard Award will be made for the best written…

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BFI Online Course about Victorian Film

The British Film Institute has created an online course looking in detail at the birth of cinema in late Victorian times 1895-1901. Their expert guides (Bryony Dixon, Mark Reid, Gemma Starkey) will make you: Investigate the late Victorian period in Britain. Unravel and discuss common myths about…

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Tribute to Joseph Halachmi by Doron Galili

Message by Doron Galili:   Dear friends of Domitor, I am deeply saddened to inform you that last week, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, Israeli early cinema historian Joseph (Yossi) Halachmi passed away at the age of 86. A long-time member and avid supporter of Domitor,…

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Exhibition on early cinema and science of animal locomotion

Tracing Movement: Locomotion Study, Photography and the Emergence of Cinema An exhibition curated by Michael Cowan Presented at the Byre Theatre, within the 2019 St Andrews Photography Festival October 4-31, 2019 Drawing on materials from St Andrews’ Special Collections, this exhibition examines how the science of animal locomotion helped…

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Tony Fletcher’s display of sound films before 1930

THE MUSICAL ORPHANAGE A two-parts programme of British “Silent” Films with their original synchronized music, curated by Tony Fletcher with John Sweeney at the Piano. I. Sound film before 1930 In this programme presented by Tony Fletcher, British films predating the widespread adoption of sound-on-film are exceptionnally presented…

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Tribute to Madeleine Malthête-Méliès

l Memorial note by Matthew Solomon, on behalf of Domitor: l It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Madeleine Malthête-Méliès died in her sleep on July 8, 2018 at the age of 95. Madame Malthête-Méliès was the granddaughter of Georges Méliès, and…

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eLaterna Launch & Workshop

Launch of the new research platform eLaterna created by the Trier Center of Digital Humanities and the Department of Media Studies at the University of Trier to provide a major basis to understand the history of the magic lantern, the screen and the art of…

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Gresham College Public Lecture on Early Cinema by Ian Christie

The Domitor Vice-President Ian Christie was invited at the Grisham College on April 30, 2018, to give a public lecture about the reception of the first moving picture shows (1894-96), which has been much mythologised. Were spectators really frightened of an approaching train? Did…

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