Step through time to the Magic Lantern

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Shown is an original 1869 magic lantern from Pennsylvania. Its owner Terry Borton and his troupe, the American Magic-Lantern Theater, put on an impressive show at the Quebec City Film Festival.

The Quebec City Film Festival is full of surprising presentations. It is not only about film showings but also about culture, music and heritage. On Sept. 22, the public were invited to take a step back in time, earlier than talkies and silent films. They were in for a unique show of the American Magic Lantern Theatre (AMLT) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.