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Film Screening: Silents in Motion

Curated by Louisa Trott, Digital Projects Librarian and Film Archivist

For one night only, marvel at magnificent, mesmerizing, majesty of early motion pictures!

The McClung Museum is partnering with University Libraries and School of Music to present a series of shorts that include some of the earliest moving images and pioneering techniques in microscopy, X-ray imaging, and time-lapse. Silent films and 16-mm projections will be accompanied by original compositions by Cullen Burke, a student of Andrew Sigler, Assistant Professor of Music Composition.

These films will draw close parallels with Harold Edgerton, Berenice Abbott, and the “father of motion picture,”  Eadweard Muybridge—photographers featured in the McClung Museum’s current exhibition, Science in Motion. The exhibition is on view at the museum from September 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020.

The screening will begin at 6:30pm. Free parking is available near the Library after 6pm at the Terrace Ave garage (G17 at 1825 Terrace Ave) or 1800 Lake Ave.

Image: F. Percy Smith. Acrobatic Fly, 1910. Film still. Courtesy of the British Film Institute.

Thursday, October 10 at 6:00pm

John C Hodges Library, Auditorium
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

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