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Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
There is a tide in the affairs of film... In the Victorian period, films of rough seas constituted a genre unto themselves and, as this example filmed at Worthing demonstrates, a strangely engaging one at that. We should think of films like this not as precursors of mainstream cinema but as the new media of its day: not narratives but mesmerising meditations on movement itself.
The Victorian Street
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 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Preston
Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Launch of the Worthing Lifeboat Emerging from the Boathouse Launch of the Worthing Lifeboat Emerging from the Boathouse
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Lifeboat paraded through the streets of Worthing on way to demonstrate a launch
1898 0 mins Silent Location: Worthing
A beatific image of Victorian childhood
Documentary 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Stunning footage of a lifesaving demonstration
Non-Fiction 1898 0 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Brief but lively snatch of a game in progress
Amateur film 1930 7 mins Silent Location: Glastonbury
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Re-building Worthing Pier, Wrecked by the Gales of Last Year Re-building Worthing Pier, Wrecked by the Gales of Last Year
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Workmen set to on the reconstruction of Worthing Pier after it was destroyed by the English weather
Documentary 2021 13 mins
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Promotional 2021 1 mins
The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.
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Drama 2020 4 mins
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Black music and culture in the community