Screening Film


The Magic Box (1951)

Brighton Media Centre

7 September 2015 · 7:00pm

Brighton Media Centre, Friese-Greene House, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL · Get directions

Organised by: The Luxbry

Certificate: U

The Luxbry celebrates the 160th birthday of William Friese-Greene, photographer and experimental film maker, with a screening of the Boulting brothers’ romanticised biopic of the obsessive inventor. The film, featuring a star-studded cast, was made for the 1951 Festival of Britain based on the biography by Ray Allister, and presents Friese-Greene (Robert Donat) on his quest to create moving pictures. This screening takes place in Middle Street, where Friese-Greene had his workshop for a brief period during his years living and working in Brighton as a photographer and inventor.

Doors open 6.30pm

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