Edited by Marta Braun, Charles Keil, Rob King, Paul S. Moore, and Louis Pelletier.
The visionaries of early motion pictures thought that movies could do more than just entertain. They imagined the medium had the potential to educate and motivate the audience. In national and local contexts from Europe, North America, and around the world, early filmmakers entered the domains of science and health education, social and religious uplift, labour organizing and political campaigning. Beyond the Screen captures this pioneering vision of the future of cinema.