Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers
Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché and Lois Weber and Helen Holmes and Mabel Normand and Grace Cunard and Dorothy Davenport Reid
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers
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.
"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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|San Francisco Silent Film Festival||San Francisco||CA||1543640400December 1, 2018|
|Parkway Theatre||Baltimore||MD||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||TX||154009440010/21, 10/28|
|Wisconsin Cinematheque||Madison||WI||153940320010/13, 11/3|
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||153931680010/12-13, 11/6|
|Grand Cinema Tacoma||Tacoma||WA||1539144000October 10, 2018|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||153879840010/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27|
|New York Film Festival||New York||NY||1538625600October 4, 2018|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||WA||1538280000September 30, 2018|
|Rose Theatre||Port Townsend||WA||1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018|
|DeBartolo Performing Arts Center||Notre Dame||IN||1537243200September 18, 2018|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||15362064009/6-9, 9/13-16, 9/20-23, 9/27-30, 10/4-7|
|LACMA||Los Angeles||CA||15336144008/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28|
|American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre||Hollywood||AR||1532664000July 27 - July 29, 2018|
|BAM Rose Cinemas||Brooklyn||NY||1532059200July 20 - July 26, 2018|
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