For many, cinema began on December 28, 1895, with the first public projection of short films like Arrival of a Train and The Card Party by Louis and Auguste Lumière. But these iconic films also exist in alternative versions, sometimes with each frame of the print colored by hand! Card Party was found in a French cheese store in the mid-1980s, along with five other “vues” in color. Music by Neil Brand. —Flicker Alley
This group has been enjoying themselves for 115 years, sitting outside on a lovely day, smoking their favorite pipes, playing cards, filling up thousands of glasses of wine from that single carafe and pretending not to notice their friend cranking the camera about 5 feet away. No one gets bored, drunk, or worries about work on Monday ever again. What a day!