27th January 2000




The earliest known moving pictures of Hull can be seen at a special showing at Hull Screen next Thursday (3rd February).


‘Traffic Scenes from Monument Bridge’ may only last for two minutes, but it dates from 1896 and is the oldest piece of moving film to be shot in the city.


The film will be followed by a showing of ‘Robinson in Space’ (1996, 81’), a picture from British director Patrick Keiller in which two gay men are recruited as spies and make seven trips around England, recalling on their way Robinson Crusoe, conspiracy theories and the last days of the Conservative government.


The showings will begin at 7.30pm and kick off the ‘Places & Spaces’ season at Hull Screen which is presented in collaboration with the Hull School of Art & Design, part of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


Screenings continue every Thursday evening until and including 9th March 2000.


For more details about the season contact Hull Screen in Albion Street on 01482 327600.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk