Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies – October 8, 2018

A documentary about Philadelphia’s role in the invention of photography and motion pictures. Join History Making Productions for this free screening at PhillyCAM on October 8th at 6:30pm.

Monday, October 8, 6:30pm-8:30pm

History Making Productions & PhillyCAM
669 Ranstead St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies explores Philadelphia’s role as the cradle of motion pictures, where movies literally and metaphorically took their first steps. As the nation’s manufacturing capital in the 19th century, Philadelphia was the crossroads where artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs realized the dream of transforming still images into motion. Intensely researched and produced over several years, “Before Hollywood” draws heavily from local libraries, archives, and collections in presenting some of the oldest and rarest images of and about Philadelphia.

Andrew Ferrett (director) and Jon Kohl (editor) will discuss the film in a Q&A following the show.

Watch the trailer here: