The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon

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The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon
Neuville-sur-Saône- Débarquement du congrès des photographes à Lyon.jpg
Screencap from The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon
Directed by Louis Lumière
Produced by Louis Lumière
Starring P.J.C. Janssen
Cinematography Louis Lumière
Distributed by Kino Video (DVD)
Release date(s) 12 June 1895
Country France
Language Silent

The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (also known as Neuville-sur-Saône: Débarquement du congrès des photographes à Lyon) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière and starring P.J.C. Janssen as himself. It was first screened on 12 June 1895.

Plot[edit]

Photographers leave the deck of a riverboat in large numbers. In the background a bridge can be seen spanning the river. The video covers a group who have assembled in Neuville for the Congress of Photographic Societies. The film was produced in the morning and then screened to the congress that afternoon.

Production[edit]

This short documentary was filmed in Neuville-sur-Saône, Rhône, France. It was filmed by means of the Cinématographe, an all-in-one camera, which also serves as a film projector and developer. As with all early Lumière movies, this film was made in a 35 mm format with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.[1]

Cast[edit]

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet. It has also featured in a number of film collections including Landmarks of Early Film volume 1.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical Specifications". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  2. ^ "DVD". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 

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