Screening the Victorians

at the Depot Cinema, Lewes

Cinecity The Brighton Film Festival
With LIVE piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne

The BFI National Archive’s entire collection of British Victorian film (1895-1901) has now been digitised and is available to all on the BFI’s Player. Bryony Dixon, Curator of Silent Cinema at the BFI, presents the incredible range and inventiveness of this collection. Britain’s dynamic film pioneers, who were located throughout the country including Hove, experimented greatly with the new medium during these first five years, creating news, animation, drama and fantasy, sometimes in colour or with sound. Often with no more than a minute’s length of film, they recorded the world of the late Victorians and this work still charms and entertains us over a century later. With live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne and introduced by Frank Gray of Screen Archive South East and Cinecity.