Friday, October 10, 2008


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the FIAF Congress in Brighton in 1978, the symposium of which was "Cinema 1900-1906". It started a new era in the interest in early cinema. It started a new era in FIAF symposia. André Gaudreault founded Domitor, dedicated to the study of early cinema. Le Giornate del Cinema Muto can be considered a child of Brighton. Georges Sadoul had coined the phrase "L'Ecole de Brighton" in the 1940s. David Francis and his friends had 12 of the participants of the Brighton Congress select this tribute. It was shown in two parts, the first one in Cinema Verdi, and the second one in Ridotto del Verdi. Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone, 9 October, 2008. Gabriel Thibaudeau was on the grand piano in the first part, and Stephen Horne in the second part. The films were shown not in the numbered order of the programme but in the following two sections (postscriptum+1+3+4+7+8) and (2+5+6+9+10+11+12).

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