Lumiere and Company Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Auguste and Louis Lumiere's first moving film, Romane Bohringer sought out fellow filmmakers, requesting that they shoot short movies on cameras similar to the one used by the French brothers. Among those who said yes were Spike Lee, Arthur Penn and Wim Wenders. Combining scenes from the Lumieres' first films with footage from the contemporary directors using the old equipment, the documentary shows just how much film-making has evolved in a century.

Cast: Romane Bohringer, Jeffe Alperi, Michele Carlyle, Antoine Duléry, Pascal Duquenne, Bruno Ganz, Charles Gérard, Ticky Holgado

Director: Merzak Allouache, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Vicente Aranda, Gabriel Axel, Bigas Luna

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: La Sept-Arte, Arte, Eurimages, Canal+, Cinétévé

Keywords: Quest, Engaging, Creative, New York City, 1990s, Transformation, Fascinating