The BFI National Archive is among the largest and most diverse moving image archives in the world, and is currently in the midst of a major five-year digitisation project to make thousands of films, many unseen for decades, available online.
At this event you can learn more about the project, catch a precious glimpse of an Edwardian Isle of Man, and discover the BFI’s connection to the Island’s own legendary curiosity: a talking mongoose named Gef.
Lynsey Clague, Heritage Communications Manager for Manx National Heritage said:
“The lecture will provide a unique insight into British Film Institute archives, with a specially curated selection of archive treats including some bewildering and bizarre footage of a bygone era presented by Gemma Starkey & Simon McCallum of the British Film Institute”.
Footage will be complemented by musical entertainment with piano accompaniment by Chloe and Frank Woolley.
The lecture will conclude a week long programme of film screenings at the Manx Museum as part of the Isle of Man Film Festival.
Doors open at 1.30pm for 2pm start. Tickets £6 from the Manx Museum Shop and online.