Heritage Open Day Screenings at Palace Picture House
This year as part of Heritage Open Days you can find the Picture House team at Leeds Industrial Museum nestled amongst the Kalee Projectors and Louis Le Prince’s early cameras presenting a mixed programme in celebration of our favourite astounding invention, film.
Shorts programme: Cinema Memory (30min) – 12.30pm and 1.15pm
To kick things off we're digging into the subject of cinema memory with a programme of shorts including Projectionism by Sarah Wood. What is the value of film when viewed communally? What is the significance of a cinema space and what are the feelings and connections that these spaces can create for audiences?
Hyde & Seek Screening: A Grand Day Out (1994, U, 24min) and The Wrong Trousers (1994, U, 30min) – 2.00pm
For young audiences and families, we are screening two Aardman British classics, featuring the eccentric inventor Wallace and his trusted canine friend Gromit.
These family friendly screenings will be accompanied by an interactive, drop-in workshop making Zoetropes, before (1.30pm) and after (3.00pm) to explore real life inventions which inspired the creation of film in the Media at the Mill exhibition.
Minute Bodies: The Intimate Works of F. Percy Smith (2017, U, 53min) – 3.10pm
Minute Bodies is a meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples (Tindersticks) which pays tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.
Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature's secrets in action.
Showing as part of Heritage Open Days
Hyde & Seek