Film screening: “Hardly Quiet: Women of the Silent Film Era,” New York Public Library, August 8, 2018

 

Film screening: “Hardly Quiet: Women of the Silent Film Era,” New York Public Library, August 8, 2018 (6:30pm)

From the NYPL event page:

“A series of short films introduce female protagonists on the screen and behind the scenes.

FEATURING

◦ A House Divided (1913, dir. Alice Guy-Blaché)

◦ Suspense (1913, dir. Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley)

◦ Thèmes et Variations (1928, dir. Germaine Dulac)

◦ A Girl’s Folly (1917, dir. Maurice Tourneur)

Kate Saccone of Columbia University’s Women Film Pioneers Project curates an evening of short films directed, produced, and written by women who paved the way for generations to follow in the historically male-dominated industry. 

Ranging from representations of alternative marital arrangements to suspense, the female body, and a meta-cinematic look at the early motion picture industry, these silent films speak volumes about the work—and minds—of the women behind their creation.

Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Ben Model, courtesy of Columbia University’s Film & Media Studies Program, School of the Arts.”