Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

This important collection of new 2K and 4K restorations shines a light on the contributions of women filmmakers in shaping the language of early cinema.... Read more

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Directed by Mabel Normand and Grace Cunard and Dorothy Davenport Reid and Alice Guy-Blaché and Lois Weber and Helen Holmes

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

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Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, Grace Cunard and Dorothy Davenport Reid


In the Wild West days of early filmmaking—before Hollywood hardened into an assembly-line behemoth and boys’ club—talented women worked regularly as writers, producers, and directors, instrumental in shaping the very language of cinema as we know it. Nevertheless, figures like Alice Guy Blaché and Lois Weber are known today primarily by aficionados, and artists like Nell Shipman, Grace Cunard, and Marion E. Wong remain woefully obscure. Bringing together dozens of essential new restorations, this series spotlights the daring, innovative, and trailblazing work of the first female filmmakers and restores their centrality to the creation of cinema itself. – BAMCinematek

Box set out November 2018. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress.

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"A corrective to our collective amnesia. A thrilling look at the variety of films made by women, most before they won the right to vote."

"Provides a rare opportunity to see some of the greatest films helmed by early Hollywood’s intrepid women... filling in the blanks of the past and reclaiming the medium’s forgotten stories."

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
San Francisco Silent Film Festival San Francisco 1543640400December 1, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 154191240011/11, 11/13, 11/17-18, 11/20, 11/24-25, 11/27, 12/1-2, 12/4-5, 12/8-9
Austin Film Society Austin 154009440010/21, 10/28
Wisconsin Cinematheque Madison 153940320010/13, 11/3
Roxie Theater San Francisco 153931680010/12-13, 11/6
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1539144000October 10, 2018
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 153879840010/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
New York Film Festival New York 1538625600October 4, 2018
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1538280000September 30, 2018
Rose Theatre Port Townsend 1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame 1537243200September 18, 2018
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 15362064009/6-9, 9/13-16, 9/20-23, 9/27-30, 10/4-7
LACMA Los Angeles 15336144008/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre Hollywood 1532664000July 27 - July 29, 2018
BAM Rose Cinemas Brooklyn 1532059200July 20 - July 26, 2018


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