Irfan Shah presents an illustrated talk on the inventor Louis Le Prince, who shot the world’s first films in Leeds in 1888, before disappearing mysteriously on September 16th 1890. Irfan will mix biography, history and detective work to explore the life, achievements and tragedies of one of the great unsung heroes of the movie industry. Presenting material never before seen in public, including evidence of a ‘new’ Le Prince film, Irfan will celebrate both the inventor and the role of Leeds in the story of early cinema.

Part of a series of special Leeds Film City presentations in LIFF31 that also include:

Carnival Messiah: The Film

Leeds Film Interludes: Guided Walk

Leeds on Film with the Yorkshire Film Archive

Le Prince: A Day of Celebration & New Exhibition

Leeds United! BBC Play for Today

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