The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope online – Back in focus: The Centenary of William Friese-Greene

Wed 5 May 2021 @ 19:30 · Events

William Friese-GreeneThe Kennington Bioscope, in conjunction with The Cinema Museum, presents another episode of KBTV, available on YouTube, at the KBTV channel. 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 famously 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. They are:

Chaired by Nick Hiley, Trustee of The Cinema Museum.
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The Magic Box