Flatpack Projects
Film, and then some

28mm: Pathe's Forgotten Film Gauge

Sunday 24th April, 2016

BM&AG - Gas Hall | 13:00

Treats in store include a snippet by pioneering animator Emile Cohl, classic railroad drama The Raid on Train 522, French trick film The Magic Screen, and the only known print (in the world!) of Harold Lloyd’s That’s Him.

Initially designed by Arthur Roussel after the Pathe Company decided to venture into the home entertainment market, the 28mm projector is something of a rarity these days. Available domestically from the early 1910s, it was also the projector-of-choice in schools, and by 1920 machines were flying off the shelves. However, with the arrival of 16mm and 9.5mm its days were numbered, and by 1930 it had become a footnote in movie history. Resurrecting the magic of this unique film gauge, we’re joined by 28mm aficionados Chris Bird and Brian Giles who will share a programme of prints from their collection. Treats in store include a snippet by pioneering animator Emile Cohl, classic railroad drama The Raid on Train 522, French trick film The Magic Screen, and the only known print (in the world!) of Harold Lloyd’s That’s Him.

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances pianist Cyrus Gabrysch is no longer providing live piano for this event as stated in the brochure. Instead the fantastic Meg Morley will be providing musical accompaniment.

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