Lesser-Known Pioneers of Cinema

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You already know D.W. Griffith, Georges Méliès, the Lumiere brothers…here's a few early groundbreakers of the seventh art you may not have heard of: Alice Guy-Blaché ( "La Vie du Christ"), Wallace McCutcheon Jr. ("At the Crossroads of Life" and "Old Isaacs, the Pawnbroker") and J. Stuart Blackton ( "The Automobile Thieves"). Ben Model provides musical accompaniment for all of the shorts.

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