Lumière and Company
Lumière and Company (1996)

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Lumière brothers' first films, filmmakers Sarah Moon and Philippe Poulet challenged 39 renowned international directors to each complete a 52-second film using the original Cinematographe… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 14, 1998
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The 40 brief films are often wonderful, and always revealing in the way they show professional directors working on what amounts to a haiku.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A really interesting idea.

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Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews

Even the gamest of viewers will want to indulge her nostalgia judiciously, to avoid getting sour on the narcissism of the exercise.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Uneven, but interesting experiment

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Randy Tippy
A 55 second short made for the centennial of film (1996) using one of the original antique movie cameras.
Anthony Lawrie
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar… More