Tomàs Mallol and Amateur Cinema at the Cinema Museum

Tomàs Mallol and Amateur Cinema at the Cinema Museum
bonart girona - 21/09/23

Until April 28, 2024, the Cinema Museum presents the new temporary exhibition Centenaries. Tomàs Mallol and Amateur Cinema (1923-2023) in the temporary exhibition hall of the Girona Cinema Museum.

The exhibition coincides with the commemoration of two centenaries: Tomàs Mallol and amateur cinema. It must be said that Tomàs Mallol is particularly known for his side as a film and pre-film collector and because his collection was the origin of the Cinema Museum. However, Mallol has another side that is less known, but no less interesting, that of an amateur filmmaker: a brilliant career of thirty-one short films, many of which achieved public recognition in the form of various awards and prizes. Therefore, this exhibition wants to be a double tribute: on the one hand, to Tomàs Mallol, as an amateur filmmaker, and also to the Catalan amateur filmmakers of his generation, who starred in the golden age of this type of cinema from the most absolute independence and freedom of creation. On the other hand, to the first amateur cinema devices, which a hundred years ago revolutionized the practice of "making movies" bringing it closer to fans and the general public.

Complementary activities

A series of parallel activities have been scheduled for this exhibition, such as the tribute session to Tomàs Mallol's favorite film Muerte en Venecia on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.; a conference Away from home. Amateur cinema in Catalonia by researcher Enrique Fibla Gutiérrez on October 17 at 7:00 p.m.; a conference on the family films kept at the CRDI, by Pau Saavedra, audiovisual archivist at the CRDI on October 24 at 7:00 p.m.; and a family movie screening on October 27 from 7:00 p.m.

It should be remembered that the exhibition was inaugurated last July 6 and will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the morning. Entrance to the exhibition is free.


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