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Pioneers [videorecording (DVD)] : first women filmmakers
Pioneers [videorecording (DVD)] : first women filmmakers
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6 videodiscs (approximately 1320 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm)
Mixed pets / Tramp strategy / Greater love hath no man / Algie the miner / Falling leaves / The little rangers (fragment) Canned harmony / A fool and his money / The high cost of living / Matrimony's speed limit / The ocean waif / The colleen bawn / On the brink (fragment)

From death to life / Fine feathers / The rosary / Suspense / Lost by a hair (fragment) / Hypocrites / Sunshine Molly (fragment) / Idle wives (fragment) / What do men want? (fragment)

The hazards of Helen. Episode 13, The escape on the fast freight / The hazards of Helen. Episode 26, The wild engine / The purple mask. Episode 12, The vault of mystery / The purple mask. Episode 13 reel 1, The leap / A daughter of "the law" / Eleanor's catch / '49 - '17 / Caught in a cabaret / Mabel's blunder / Mabel and Fatty's wash day / That ice ticket / Ethnographic films

Where are my children? / Her defiance / When little Lindy sang / The curse of Quon Gwon : when the Far East mingles with the West / Scandal / The dream lady

The risky road (fragment) / Bread (fragment) / Salomé / The red kimona / Linda

The call of the Cumberlands / Back to God's country / The song of love
In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.
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DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen aspect ratio (1.33:1).
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Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2018]
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