Early women filmmakers : an international anthology / from Blackhawk Films ; presented by Flicker Alley ; curated by David Shepard ; produced by David Shepard for Film Preservation Associates, Inc. (Blackhawk Films) ; restored by Lobster Films.

Deluxe DVD edition.
Los Angeles, CA : Flicker Alley, [2017]
3 videodiscs (652 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.)
4 3/4 in.
Women in the motion picture industry -- History.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- History.
Women in the motion picture industry.
Women motion picture producers and directors.
Short films.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Nonfiction films
Historical films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Silhouette animation films.
Documentary films.
Experimental films.
Documentary films.
Experimental films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Historical films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Silent films.
Silhouette animation films.
Intertitles in English; Intertitles in French (La cigarette and La souriante Mme. Beudet); French dialogue (Le roi des Aulnes); German dialogue (The stolen heart, Papageno and Tag der Freiheit); optional subtitles in English.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Dolby Digital 2.0
video file
DVD video
region 1
"More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of 14 of early cinema's most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.International in scope, this groundbreaking collection 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."--Container.
disc 1. Les chiens savants = Miss Dundee and her performing dogs / Alice Guy Blaché (1902 ; 4:33 min.)
Une histoire roulant = A rolling story / Alice Guy Blaché (1906 ; 2:36 min.)
La barricade / Alice Guy Blaché (1907 ; 5:36 min.)
Falling leaves / Alice Guy Blaché (1912 ; 14:09 min.)
Making an American citizen / Alice Guy Blaché (1912 ; 14:18 min.)
The girl in the arm-chair / Alice Guy Blaché (1912 ; 12:56 min.)
Suspense / Lois Weber (1913 ; 10:21 min.)
Discontent / scenario, Lois Weber ; directed by Allen Siegler (1916 ; 24:50 min.)
The blot / written and directed by Lois Weber (1921 ; 93:36 min.)
Mabel's strange predicament / Keystone Film Company ; Mabel Normand (1914 ; 11:54 min.)
disc 2. The star prince / written and directed by Madeline Brandeis (1918 ; 58:11)
La cigarette / L'Alliance cinématographique catholique présente ; mise en scene de Germaine Dulac (1919 ; 50:02 min.)
La souriante Mme. Beudet = The smiling Madame Beudet / adaptation cinégraphique de André Obey ; réalisé par Germaine Dulac (1922 ; 42:39 min.)
The peasant women of Ryazan = [Baby ri︠a︡zanskie] / Sovkino First Factory Production ; scenario, Olga Vishnevskaya, Boris Altschuler ; direceted by Olga Preobrazhenskaia (1927 ; 88:21 min.)
disc 3. Le roi des Aulnes = The Erlking / Edmond Ratisbonne présente ; Marie-Louise Iribe (1929 ; 45:09 min.)
Harlequin : a silhouette film / by Lotte Reiniger (1931 ; 24:55 min.)
The stolen heart / Primrose Productions presents a Lotte Reiniger silhouette film (1934 ; 10:21 min.)
Papageno / Filmfantasie von Lotte Reiniger (1935 ; 10:49 min.)
Une nuit sur la Mont Chauve = A night on Bald Mountain / Alexeïeff et Parker présentent ; gravures animées de [Alexandre] Alexeieff et Claire Parker (1933 ; 9:21 min.)
The woman condemned / Wilis Kent presents ; a Progressive picture ; directed by Mrs. Wallace Reid (1934 ; 64:29 min.)
Tag der Freiheit = Day of freedom / / Leni Riefenstahl (1935 ; 16:58 min.)
Parabola / Mary Ellen Bute (1937 ; 16:58 min.)
Mary Ellen Bute's Spook sport : a graveyard gambol / animated by Norman McLaren ; Mary Ellen Bute (1939 ; 7:55 min.)
Dance, girl, dance [excerpt] / Dorothy Arzner (1940 ; 3:53 min.)
Meshes of the afternoon / a film by Maya Deren and A. Hackenschmied (1943 ; 13:38 min.)
Film/video editor, Bret Hampton; annotated by Kate Saccone; music: Falling leaves: Music, Tamar Muskal ; Discontent: Music, Judith Rosenberg; The blot: Music, Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; Mabel's strange predicament: Music, Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; The star prince: Music, Rodney Sauer; La cigarette: Music, Judith Rosenberg; The peasant women of Ryazann: Music, Sergei Dreznin; Les chiens savants, Une histoire roulante, La barricade and Making an American citizen, Suspense: Music, Frederick Hodges.
Title from container.
Mary Ellen Bute's Spook sport is in color; all other films in black and white.
Issued by the publisher as a DVD/Blu-ray combo box set. University of Pennsylvania Libraries have catalogued the DVD set and the Blu-ray set separately.
Bonus materials include: audio commentary: for Lois Weber's The Blot by author, professor, and expert on women and early film culture Shelley Stamp. Accompanying booklet titled: A camera of one's own : early women directors.
Videodisc release of motion pictures produced between 1902 and 1943.
Guy, Alice, 1873-1968, film director.
Weber, Lois, 1879-1939, film director, screenwriter.
Siegler, Allen, film director.
Normand, Mabel, 1894-1930, film director.
Brandeis, Madeline, 1897-1937, film director, screenwriter.
Dulac, Germaine, 1882-1942, film director.
Obey, André, 1892-1975, screenwriter.
Preobrazhenskai︠a︡, O. (Olʹga), 1881-1971, film director.
Vishnevskai︠a︡, Olʹga, screenwriter.
Alʹtshuler, Boris, 1904-1994, screenwriter.
Iribe, Marie-Louise, 1894-1934, film director.
Reiniger, Lotte, film director.
Parker, Claire, 1906-1981, film director.
Alexeieff, Alexandre, 1901-1982, film director.
Davenport, Dorothy, 1896-1977, film director.
Riefenstahl, Leni, film director.
Bute, Mary Ellen, film director.
Arzner, Dorothy, 1900-1979, film director.
Deren, Maya, film director.
Hammid, Alexander, film director.
Shepard, David, curator.
Lobster Films (Firm), restorationist.
Blackhawk Films, presenter.
Flicker Alley (Firm), publisher.
Container of: Saccone, Kate. Camera of one's own.
Container of: Chien savants (Motion picture)
Container of: Histoire roulante (Motion picture)
Container of: Barricade (Motion picture)
Container of: Falling leaves (Motion picture)
Container of: Making an American citizen (Motion picture)
Container of: Girl in the armchair (Motion picture)
Container of: Suspense (Motion picture)
Container of: Discontent (Motion picture)
Container of: Blot (Motion picture)
Container of: Mabel's strange predicament (Motion picture)
Container of: Star prince (Motion picture)
Container of: Cigarette (Motion picture)
Container of: Souriante Mme. Beudet (Motion picture)
Container of: Peasant women of Ryazan (Motion picture)
Container of: Roi des Aulnes (Motion picture)
Container of: Harlequin (Motion picture)
Container of: Stolen heart (Motion picture)
Container of: Papageno (Motion picture)
Container of: Night on Bald Mountain (Motion picture)
Container of: Woman condemned (Motion picture)
Container of: Day of freedom (Motion picture)
Container of: Parabola (Motion picture)
Container of: Spook sport (Motion picture)
Container of: Dance, girl, dance (Motion picture : 1940)
Container of: Meshes of the afternoon (Motion picture)
Publisher Number:
FA0052 Flicker Alley
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