This home movie was part of the original program shown by the Lumière brothers on December 28, 1895. It wasn’t the first commercial projected screening but it helped launch a craze of the projected cinema.
Unlike many of the more formally staged films of the Edison company, this was an intimate family scene with a real baby, real parents and rustling leaves. It remains fascinating as a glimpse into a long-last past.
If it were a dessert it would be: Zwieback. Some old school nostalgia.
Availability: Released on DVD as part of The Movies Begin box set from Kino and the Lumière box set released for the French market.
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