ET-10. Exposing Muybridge

USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 88 min

Featuring interviews with actor Gary Oldman, film historians, photographers and others

Exposing Muybridge tells the story of trailblazing 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who changed the world with his camera. Muybridge set the course for the development of cinema when he became the first photographer to capture something moving faster than the human eye can see: Leland Stanford's galloping horses. Artful, resilient, selfish, naive, eccentric and deceitful, Muybridge is a complicated, imperfect man and his story drips with ambition and success, loss and betrayal, near-death experiences and even murder. “The machine cannot lie,” Stanford declared of Muybridge's pioneering motion images. But what about the photographer? More than a century after his death, Muybridge's photographs have never ceased to seduce cutting-edge artists, scientists, innovators and general viewers alike.

Directed by Marc Shaffer

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder, 1700 29th St.; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium