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Man in Bedroom
A Victorian gentleman undresses for bed. Rest assured that this film contains absolutely no nudity!
Trick film 1901 2 mins Silent
Sometimes all a fellow wants to do is get ready for bed in peace, but this unfortunate soul finds himself tormented by early cinema tricks. Each time he tries to remove an item, it springs back on to his body. The actor's bald-pate, full whiskers and checked trousers suggest the exaggerated dress of a music-hall comedian, but the joke rests entirely on cinema trickery. When he throws away a garment, the camera is paused; then it is replaced and the camera begins filming again. Voila, movie magic!
Comedy 1900 1 mins Silent
A copper pursues a cheeky beggar who can't possibly escape justice - or can he?
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
A museum visitor takes an interest in a nude sculpture - to his wife's annoyance - in a sadly incomplete early film comedy
Trick film 1900 1 mins Silent
A terrifying first-person brush with death at the hands of a dangerous driver
1900 0 mins Silent
Dare you watch this footage of larger-than-life spiders - one of the earliest nature films of its type?
Drama 1900 1 mins Silent
An impressive early film special effect
Comedy 1897 1 mins Silent
How many faces can one man pull while drinking one glass of beer? Far more than you might think
Documentary 2020 11 mins
Searching for one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2019 14 mins
An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.