A Glimpse at History: Special Documentary Screening of “Exposing Muybridge”
Nov 30, 2023
Accompanying the Krantz exhibition, the Briscoe is hosting a special documentary screening of “Exposing Muybridge”, the gripping, true story of the mysterious photographer Eadweard Muybridge, whose breakthrough motion photographs and study of the moving subject set the course for the creation of cinema.
Written and directed by Marc Shaffer, the documentary sheds light on Muybridge’s early career as a photographer of U.S. military conflicts with Native Americans in the West. However, Muybridge is perhaps best known for “The Horse in Motion” (1878), a series of sequential images commissioned to document the movement of the animal’s limbs at full gallop. The documentary reveals the strange story behind its development and the eventual betrayal by the patron who sought sole credit. The documentary uses interviews with historians, photographers and even actor Gary Oldman—a collector of Muybridge’s work—to illustrate the lasting significance of his contributions to film and photography. Please be advised: The film includes artistic nudity.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Time: 6-8 pm