PREVIEW: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Image result for alice guy blache

There are so many spheres of this world in which womens’ acheivements went uncredited–film is no exception to the tragedy. Despite playing integral parts in countless productions, their work was and has remained hidden by a socially constructed obscurity we must now try to banish.

The Michigan and State theaters are hoping to do just that with their movie series Celebrating Women Filmmakers. They’re kicking it off with a special lineup featuring some of the earliest movies ever made: silent films. To further the authenticity of the experience, there will be live organ accompaniment from Andrew Rogers!

The films are:

  1. Mixed Pets (Alice Guy Blache, 1911)
  2. A Fool and His Money (Alice Guy Blache, 1912)
  3. Mabel’s Blunder (Mabel Normand, 1914)
  4. Hazards of Helen: The Wild Engine (Episode 26) (Helen Holmes, 1915)
  5. A Daughter of ‘The Law’ (Grace Cunard, 1921)
  6. That Ice Ticket (Angela Murray Gibson, 1923)

This one-night-only event will take place at the Michigan Theater on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 PM. The other features in the Celebrating Women Filmmakers series will be at the State Theater.

Emma Pinchak

I'm just a lonely cowboy displaced in the city. I don't feel the same under these dim stars.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *