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“Lois Weber: First Auteur”
Film Forum, New York City
Titles to be screened:
The Blot (Sunday, July 30, 2017)
Shoes & Suspense (Sunday, August 6, 2017)
The Dumb Girl of Portici (Saturday, September 16, 2017)
Film Forum will be screening these films by Weber along with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner.
From Film Forum’s website:
“Actress, producer and director Lois Weber (1879-1939) made her first feature in 1911. By 1916, she was one of America’s highest-paid directors and, a year later, running her own studio. A technical innovator, Weber also grappled with a wide range of social issues, including prostitution, capital punishment and birth control.”