The free Magic Lantern show at DOXA was one of the coolest surprises on the documentary film festival’s 2011 lineup — and it wasn’t even a film.
The ‘Magic Lantern’ is a Victorian-era slide projection contraption that was popular as a form of entertainment before moving pictures took over.
Strathcona resident Michael Lawlor keeps a working 100-year-old Magic Lantern projector and curates a stellar collection of glass photographic slides of Canadian and American locales — and about 90 peeks of old Vancouver that I’m not sure the city’s archivists have seen.
A Magic Lantern: part brass, part wood, and all magic. …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>