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David Nicholas Wilkinson’s ‘The First Film’ Documentary Gets September Release

4 August 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guerilla Films has set a Sept. 12 North American release date for David Nicholas Wilkinson’s documentary “The First Film” across all major platforms, Variety has learned exclusively.

The movie argues that Louis Le Prince was the first person to serve as a cameraman, director, and producer of a motion picture, and that the first capture of moving images was produced in October of 1888 in Leeds, England, and shot on cameras patented in both America and the U.K.

However, in 1890, just days before he was due to sail to New York, Le Prince stepped onto the Dijon-to-Paris train and was never seen again. Because no body was ever found, no one could legally fight for the Le Prince claim that he invented a camera that recorded the very first moving image. As a result, Thomas Edison and the Lumiére Brothers were able to claim subsequently that they had been the first people to pioneer film. »

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