James Kenyon

Sagar Mitchell & James Kenyon – Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell & Kenyon [+ Commentary] (1900-1906)

ELECTRIC EDWARDIANS: THE FILMS OF MITCHELL & KENYON

Probably the most exciting film discovery of recent times, the films of Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon were commissioned by travelling exhibitors at the dawn of the twentieth century for screening in town halls, at village fetes or local fairs. Advertised as ‘local films for local people’, the audience paid to see their neighbours, children, family and themselves on the screen, glimpsed at local football matches, leaving work, marching in civic processions or enjoying the annual works holidays. Read More »