Early Women Filmmakers Giveaway

I’m delighted to announce the May 9 release of Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology by Flicker Alley. The Dual-Format Edition Blu-ray/DVD showcases the work of 14 of early cinema’s most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.

Flicker Alley has partnered with me and other film blogs on a giveaway that will send one copy of Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology to a lucky reader! The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, and ends on May 22, 2017.

This new collection is amazing! International in scope, it features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. For a complete list of films included on the set, please visit Flicker Alley’s site.

Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren.

As I wrote about in my post about the Women Film Pioneers Project, these women were technically and stylistically innovative, pushing the boundaries of narrative, aesthetics, and genre. Going back to the beginning of cinema, this collection makes visible the tremendous directorial contributions women made all around the world. Beautifully restored in high definition, Early Women Filmmakers features new scores by Sergei Dreznin, Frederick Hodges, Tamar Muskal, Judith Rosenberg, and Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Booklet Essay: By film scholar and Women Film Pioneers Project Manager Kate Saccone.
  • Audio Commentary: For Lois Weber’s The Blot by author, professor, and expert on women and early film culture Shelley Stamp, courtesy of Milestone Film and Video.

The release date is May 9, 2017, and you can order it now on sale for $49.95 through May 16th!

Or you can enter here to win a free copy! Good luck!

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