"The Lumiere Brothers' First Films"
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier, this amazing journey through the birth of the motion
picture as art form is no ordinary compilation. All of the titles in this
series were restored by the Lumiere Institute (of which Tavernier is
president) and demonstrate the tremendous breadth of the Lumieres'
work; from the first dolly shot to their extraordinary recording of history
in Russia, China and the United States. A must for every lover of silent
film. In English. 70 minutes.