The Conquest of Canaan | The Durham Hotel | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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The Conquest of Canaan 

When: Wed., Dec. 28, 8 p.m. 2016
Price: Free

The film world has long been bound to and driven by technology, from silent pictures to talkies and on through Technicolor, to the point where your five year old knows what CGI is. So it's easy to lose sight of the original advance that made it all possible: the cinématographe. When the Lumière brothers first demonstrated their invention before a paying audience in Paris 121 years ago, projecting images of workers leaving their family-owned factory, they basically invented cinema. Sure, the system is constantly evolving, but projecting rapid-fire images on a screen in the dark remains its essence. Accordingly, Durham Cinematheque, whose very name summons the Lumières' creation, sees off 2016 with a screening of The Conquest of Canaan and other films made in North Carolina during the silent era. The fact that these films even exist will surprise many, but more than three hundred such works were made in-state, although few remain. The Durham Hotel's mezzanine should provide an opulent spot from which to contemplate the magic of moving pictures projected on a screen in the dark—among likeminded spirits. The Conquest screening is at eight, but the mezzanine opens at one for an entire afternoon of screenings and exhibits. —David Klein

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