Thursday, April 19, 2007

Edison and Lumière

Early Cinema, Fine Art and the Clash of Cultures, Special Lecture
Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre

Who invented cinema? Charles Musser, will explore controversies surrounding American and French cinema that emerged in the 1890s, when the Lumière Cinématographe arrived in the United States and Edison's Vitascope made its debut. How did French and American motion picture art diverge? Were early movies an international phenomenon or a nationalistic one? The answers will help pinpoint ideological and cultural differences, and reveal dimensions of early cinema that still reverberate today. Dr. Musser is Professor of American Studies and film Studies, at Yale University.

Admission: $15, $10 for members. Friend and Patron + level members admitted free.
For more information and to register, contact (202)387-2151 x247

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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