PIONEERING WOMEN FILMMAKERS OF THE SILENT ERA
Intro by Barbara Moss, founder of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund & SHC Advisory Board member.
A collection of silent shorts from a forgotten era in which women were major players in the film industry in charge of constructing their own narratives, this program will be introduced by Barbara Moss, founder of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund, which has supported some of the restorations. The selection, curated by SHC Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, features documentaries, comedies, and action packed films, in which the leading ladies are also behind the camera and occasionally perform their own stunts.
“Mixed Pets” (Dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1911)
“Matrimony’s Speed Limit” (Dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1913)
“A Fool and His Money” (Dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1912)
“The Adams’s Boys” (Dir. Angela Murray Gibson, 1923)
“That Ice Ticket” (Dir. Angela Murray Gibson, 1923)
“Suspense” (Dir. Lois Weber, 1913)
“The Hazards of Helen” (Dir. Helen Holmes, 1915)
“The Purple Mask” (Dir. Grace Cunard, 1917)
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Festival of Preservation
The annual Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation is made possible with the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Warner Bros-Discovery.
And with additional support from the Suffolk County Film Commission.