Film: Early Cinema Projection & Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
Launching an evening exploring early cinematic projection, Guy Richards is a Marie Curie Fellow of Early Cinema and Cognitive Creativity and researcher on Plymouth University’s doctoral programme, CogNovo. He will begin the screening with a projection of The Great Train Robbery on a 100 year-old 35mm hand-cranked projector.
Next is Man with a Movie Camera, part documentary, part cinematic art and a silent film classic, directed by Dziga Vertov. Following a city in the Soviet Union in the 1920s across one full day, Vertov uses a variety of complex and innovative camera shots conveying the marvels of the modern city.
Musical accompaniment from Dr John Matthias, Associate Professor (Reader) in Sonic Arts at Plymouth University.
Running time: 68 minutes
Tickets: £6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA