A miscellany of newsreels, comedies, adventure films and travelogues that show what a night at the pictures before World War I would have been like.
Thrills, smiles and insights abound in this thoughtful miscellany capturing the national mood around the outbreak of the Great War. The slapsticks are a hoot, the novelties quaintly antiquated. But the newsreels poignantly capture a belle époque about to be shattered.
Strange, magical and evocative, this is one of the time-travel movies of the year.