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Ken Jacobs - Gift of Fire: Nineteen (Obscure) Frames That Changed The World plus Pushcarts of Eterni

In October 1888, French-born inventor Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince recorded what can be considered the first film in the history of cinema. His captured subject was Leeds Bridge, as people went about their daily business unaware that their motions were being set in history. Only 19 frames of his film exist today, and here Ken Jacobs uses them and his inventive 3D system (naturally with 3D glasses) to reveal hidden beauties and great waves of motion.

Warning: this event contains rapidly flashing/strobing effects.

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