POP UP DOCS presents:
THE OPEN ROAD
Dir. Claude Friese-Greene | 1925 | UK | 64 min
Thursday 2nd March
7pm (doors 7pm / film @8pm)
Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH
With much demand Pop Up Docs’ archive screening returns with THE OPEN ROAD, a silent film with musical score. A travelogue filmed by Claude Friese-Greene between 1924 and 1925 on a motor journey between Land’s End and John O’Groats, passing through Bath.
In his photographic studio in Bath, Claude’s father William Friese-Greene developed one of the earliest forms of moving-image technologies, by combining existing photographic techniques with ‘magic lanterns’. Made during the pioneering days of cinema and car travel, in this film Claude Friese-Greene’s continues the work of his father with this two colour additive process.
Pop Up Docs is a touring cinema in Bath bringing documentaries to new audiences in unusual places.
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