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A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
There is something comfortingly familiar about the way these Victorian children are playing on the beach. It's a carefree summer's day, with the only things to worry about garments unrolling and getting wet. A pier in the background suggests this might be one of a number of films shot by Arthur Cheetham in Rhyl, north Wales.
The Victorian Street
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Preston
Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Saint George's Hall
Bradford boys wait eagerly for the picture show at the famous St George's Hall.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
Director Eva Riley (Perfect 10) introduces Carine Adler’s Under the Skin, and describes why Samantha Morton’s visceral feature film debut performance astounds her.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 43 mins
Mundane images are flipped, looped, reversed and interpolated to the sound of Monteverdi and other sonic textures.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1980 49 mins
Divorce 1980s-style is examined by this BFI film in which, tellingly, only the deserted wife is denied a voice.
Documentary 1957 20 mins
Epic undertaking at Bevercotes Colliery, digging 3000 feet to reach untapped coal seams in Nottinghamshire.
Documentary 1943 12 mins
Are your stooking and stacking skills poor? Watch and learn how best to stack your stooks.
Travelogue 1935 15 mins Silent Location: Bournemouth
Anyone for a trip to the seaside? From Bournemouth to Margate via Brighton and Folkestone – sunny delights in abundance.