• San Francisco Silent Film Festival, May 1-5, 2019

      The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is back, running from May 1-5, at the Castro Theatre! This year’s lineup includes The Oyster Princess/Die Austernprinzessin (1919), The Home Maker (1925), Opium (1919), Husbands and Lovers (1924), Japanese Girls at the Harbor/Minato no nihon musume (1933), and much, much more! “This year’s program features 25 programs (including an illustrated lecture presentation at the »

  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Opens at New York’s IFC Center on April 26, 2019!

      Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, directed by Pamela B. Green, opens at New York’s IFC Center on Friday, April 26, 2019! “Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning – in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head »

  • Denver Silent Film Festival, April 26-28, 2019

      The Denver Silent Film Festival is back! Running from April 26-28, 2019, the festival lineup includes a discussion with Amy Heller and Dennis Doros of Milestone Films and screenings of Blackmail (1929), Shiraz (1928), Within Our Gates (1920), Dragnet Girl (1933), and more! “The Denver Silent Film Festival was established in September of 2010. The Denver Silent Film Festival »

  • Feminist Media Histories special issue on Sex and the Materiality of Adult Media is now out!

      The Spring 2019 issue of Feminist Media Histories is now out! This issue, guest edited by Elena Gorfinkel, focuses on sex and the materiality of adult media. From the Editor’s Introduction: “This issue’s contributions bring together approaches that expand and complicate distinctions between high and low forms, commercial porn industries and independent productions, and queer and »

  • Women Film Pioneers Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, April 19, 2019

      Curated by WFPP contributor Tami Williams, the Women Film Pioneers Symposium will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on April 19, 2019! Speakers include WFPP contributors Maggie Hennefeld, Shelley Stamp, and Jennifer M. Bean, as well as WFPP founder Jane Gaines.  “Film and media scholars have long been interested in questions of gender equity and »