Members and friends enjoyed number five in the CTA's series of ZOOM talks by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck University, London.
Robert W Paul not only made Britain’s first films, in partnership with Birt Acres but was also a pioneer exhibitor.
But why has he not been long celebrated as our equivalent to Edison or Lumière? Ian Christie offered some suggestions, based on research for his new book, Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema (Chicago, 2020).
After a lively Q&A session, attendees then enjoyed a Cinema Quiz and then a free-flowing opportunity to chat and talk about cinema-related matters.