first women filmmakers

DVD - 2018
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In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4308 PIONEERS
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (approximately 1320 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm)
4 3/4 in.
video file
DVD video
region 1
Additional Contributors: Stamp, Shelley 1963-- Curator
Wood, Bret
Douglas, Illeana 1965-
Martins, Eunice
Mendoza, Ava
Morley, Meg
Magnes, Liz
Matsumura, Makia
Simpson, Andrew 1967-
Model, Ben
Swartz, Carolyn
Nelissen, Maud
Hudson, Deborah
Aydingoz, Esin
Nam, Skylar
Gal, Rob
Denio, Amy 1961-
Mezzacappa, Lisa
Snyder, Bill
Rosenberg, Judith 1946-
Tsambis, Chris
Vrebalov, Aleksandra 1970-
Meyer, Libby
Baker, Renée
Seaton, Joanna
Sosin, Donald
Reason, Dana
Guy, Alice 1873-1968,
Gauntier, Gene 1885-1966,
Olcott, Sidney 1873-1949,
Porter, Edwin S.
Weber, Lois 1879-1939,
Smalley, Phillips 1865-1939,
Cunard, Grace 1894-1967,
Ford, Francis 1881-1953,
Madison, Cleo 1883-1964,
Baldwin, Ruth Ann
Normand, Mabel 1894-1930,
Arbuckle, Roscoe 1887-1933,
Gibson, Angela Murray
Hurston, Zora Neale
King, Joseph 1883-1951,
Warrenton, Lule 1863-1932,
Wong, Marion E.
Wilson, Elsie Jane
Park, Ida May
Bryant, Charles 1879-1948,
Nazimova 1879-1945,
Lang, Walter 1898-1972,
Davenport, Dorothy 1896-1977,
Ivers, Julia Crawford
Hartford, David 1873-1932,
Shipman, Nell 1892-1970,
Marion, Frances 1888-1973,
Franklin, Chester M. 1890-1954,
Oppenheim, James 1882-1932. Idle wives.
Cook, William Wallace 1867-1933. Old West per contract.
Payton, Lucy 1877-1969. Where are my children?
Widdemer, Margaret Why not?
Robbins, Katherine Leiser Her fling.
Campbell, Evelyn Bread.
Wilde, Oscar 1854-1900 Salomé.
Curwood, James Oliver 1878-1927. Wapi, the walrus.
Peterson, Margaret 1883-1933. Dust of desire.
Berklee Silent Film Orchestra - Performer
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project - Performer
Solax Company
Kalem Company
Rex Motion Picture Company
Hobart Bosworth Productions (Firm)
Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Lois Weber Productions
Star Ranch Photoplays (Firm)
Keystone Film Company
Gibson Studios (Firm)
Powers Motion Picture Co.
Mandarin Film Company
Nazimova Productions, Inc.
Mrs. Wallace Reid Productions (Firm)
Pallas Pictures (Firm)
Canadian Photoplays Ltd.
Shipman-Curwood Company
Norma Talmadge Film Corporation
Library of Congress
Kino Classics (Firm)
Alternative Title: First women filmmakers


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