Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell and Kenyon
Dir. Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon
UK 1900-1906 | Black & white | 71 mins | Cert Exempt
Probably the most exciting film discovery of recent times, the films of Mitchell and Kenyon were commissioned by travelling exhibitors at the dawn of the twentieth century for screening in town halls, at village fêtes or local fairs. Advertised as ‘local films for local people’, the audience paid to see their neighbours, children, family and themselves on the screen, glimpsed at football matches, leaving work, marching in civic processions or enjoying the annual works holidays. A wonderfully entertaining document of the past.
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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