Academic announces next screening of local lost film footage

26 January 2015

Over the past three years, Canterbury Christ Church University Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Art and Design, Tim Jones, has been collecting and screening rare film footage of the Canterbury area.

So far, Tim has discovered never-seen-before footage of local playboy millionaire and inspiration behind children’s novel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Count Louis Zborowski, as-well-as 1930’s film of Canterbury town and unique footage of T.S. Eliot.  

The research project is now entering its fourth year and the archive of film is still growing. Tim is holding his next set of screenings in order to help evoke feelings of nostalgia for local residents with footage from the 1920s to the 1980s. Highlights include: film of the Buffs at Canterbury Barracks in the 1930s, newly discovered footage of Abbots Mill fire, the Barton Estate in the 1950s and Ken Russell directing his first feature film, French Dressing, in Herne Bay during the summer of 1963.

The next selection of film footage will be screened on Saturday 28 February and Saturday 21 March at 2pm in the Powell Lecture Theatre at Canterbury Christ Church University’s North Holmes Campus. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased on the door or bought online on the University’s Online Shop.

All profits made from ticket purchases are reinvested back into the project for further archiving and research.

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