Lyon prepares to honour cinema at the latest Lumiere Festival

In 1895 in the French city of Lyon two French brothers placed a device they had invented outside their factory at the end of the morning shift. That device was the first motion picture camera-projector, and the film of the workers piling out of the factory gates to go for lunch is considered the first projectable motion picture ever made. "123 years later and the factory is still standing, a shrine to the artform it created, and the setting for an annual festival that celebrates cinema,"...

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