Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Episodes 1 & 2)
Mark Cousins embarks on a journey to redraw the map of movie history from its beginnings in the late 19th century
Beginning with Thomas Edison in New Jersey and the Lumiere Brothers in Lyon, France, Mark Cousins sets out on an ambitious journey to retell the story of film.
Anchored to moments of technological innovation and the creation of film language, these first two episodes take us from 1885 to 1928, or roughly from Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory to The Passion of Joan of Arc.
During this pivotal time, a new art-form is born, Hollywood rises as a fantasy factory, stars are born, and a myriad of inventive individuals impose their unique stamp.
15 July 2020
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Over four weeks, we will be selecting episodes of The Story of Film: An Odyssey and pairing them with relevant films featured in these episodes. This week we have paired Episodes 1 & 2 with Buster Keaton's 1926 film The General. We do encourage you to watch the full series of The Story of Film at your own leisure.