until 4 June 2017
Brighton Museum Spotlight Gallery
Unknown to many, both Brighton and Hove have played a rich and important part in international film history. Early film-making pioneers including George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who became known as the Brighton School and worked here at the turn of the 20th century, while Modern and contemporary filmmakers and moving image artists – like Jeff Keen, Ben Wheatley and Ben Rivers – have cemented the city’s status as a hotbed of experimental film.
Image: Still from Grandma’s Reading Glass, 1900, by George Albert Smith. Courtesy of British Film Institute