Scarecrow Video presents PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS
** This screening is exclusively for all current Grand Illusion Cinema members and Scarecrow Video members. **
Scarecrow Video and The Grand Illusion present a special member screening of a selection of short films from Kino-Lorbers Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers collection on November 18th at 7:00 PM
In the Wild West days of early filmmakingbefore Hollywood hardened into an assembly-line behemoth and boys clubtalented 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.
"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."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Film fans, rejoice! The true history of the motion picture industry just got a bit more complete."
Marilyn Ferdinand, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
"This wonderful box set would make a perfect gift for anyone interested in women in film or in film history."
Cate Marquis, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
"...one of the most important disc sets of 2018, and it's the perfect gift for the serious cinephile."
Robert Harris, Home Theater Forum
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