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Members Only Event: Before Hollywood

Thursday, June 7

Film History Suburbs & Beyond

In the earliest days of the moving image, Philadelphia was home to numerous inventors and promoters whose innovations helped shape the cinema medium and launch the motion picture industry. Using interviews and archival footage, this documentary reveals the largely untold story of Philly’s place in film history. Director Andrew Ferrett and producer Carrie Rickey will join us after the film for a Q&A. 

This free screening is open exclusively to BMFI members. If you have an online ticketing account, please reserve your tickets online by adding the ticket to your cart. You will not be charged for the transaction. You may also RSVP by calling 610.527.4008 x107. 

Free Members Only Screening!

(NR) USA – 1 hr 11 min
2017 · d. Andrew Ferrett   
Starring Frankie Avalon, Garrett Brown

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Venue Information

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.527.9898 phone

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.