Films from the First Decade of Motion Picture History -- In the beginning there were inventors, photographers, mechanics, showmen, magicians, actors and adventurers who with varying degrees of imagination and entrepreneurism were the pioneers of modern cinema. This program brings together a sampling of their works. Highlights include: The early films of Edwin Porter, Lumière Bros., Thomas Edison, Georges Melies, Cecil Hepworth. Brief introductions place the films in context, preceded by a newsreel and cartoon. This is a one of a kind 16mm film show that should not be missed by any cinema enthusiast.