Early Women Filmmakers 1911-1940

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Early Women Filmmakers 1911-1940

#1 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:33 pm

Announced for June 17:
June will see the release of Early Women Filmmakers 1911-1940. This necessary and timely 4-disc Blu-ray collection reveals the pioneering work of early cinema’s most innovative and influential women directors, including Mabel Normand, Alice Guy Blanché, Lois Weber, Dorothy Arzner, recognising their rightful place in film history.

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#2 Post by swo17 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:39 pm

How much do we expect this to compare to the Kino and/or Flicker Alley sets?

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#3 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:40 pm

Literally all I know is in my post. Although, based on precedent, I suspect there'll be a substantial overlap.

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#4 Post by dda1996a » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:41 pm

My Early Cinema teacher will love this! Is this the same as the US release?
EDIT: nm posted the same time Michael answered

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#5 Post by antnield » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:46 pm

Contents are listed on the BFI shop:

Disc 1:

Falling Leaves (1912, 14 mins)
Making an American Citizen (1912, 14 mins)
The Girl in the Armchair (1912, 13 mins)
Greater Love Hath No Man (1911, 12 mins)
Algie, the Miner (1912, 10 mins)
Matrimony's Speed Limit (1913, 13 mins)
Ocean Waif (1916, 29 mins)

Disc 2:

Suspense (1913, 10 mins)
Discontent (1916, 25 mins)
The Blot (1921, 94 mins)
Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914, 12 mins)

Disc 3:

The Woman Condemned (1934, 64 mins)
La Cigarette (1919, 50 mins)
La Souriante Mme. Beudet (1922, 43 mins)

Disc 4:

Le Village du Peche (1927, 88 mins)
Le Roi des Aulnes (1929, 45 mins)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940, 4 mins)
Parabola (1937, 9 mins)

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Re: Early Women Filmmakers 1911-1940

#6 Post by swo17 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:54 pm

Most comparable to the Flicker Alley then, though notably the listing promises 25 films, which is 7 more than detailed here

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#7 Post by kidc » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:23 pm

Falling Leaves (1912, 14 mins) Flicker Alley / Kino
Making an American Citizen (1912, 14 mins) Flicker Alley
The Girl in the Armchair (1912, 13 mins) Flicker Alley
Greater Love Hath No Man (1911, 12 mins) Kino
Algie, the Miner (1912, 10 mins) Kino
Matrimony's Speed Limit (1913, 13 mins) Kino
Ocean Waif (1916, 29 mins) Kino
Suspense (1913, 10 mins) Flicker Alley / Kino
Discontent (1916, 25 mins) Flicker Alley
The Blot (1921, 94 mins) Flicker Alley
Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914, 12 mins) Flicker Alley
The Woman Condemned (1934, 64 mins) Flicker Alley
La Cigarette (1919, 50 mins) Flicker Alley
La Souriante Mme. Beudet (1922, 43 mins) Flicker Alley
Le Village du Peche (1927, 88 mins) Flicker Alley - this is an alternate title for Peasant Women of Ryazan
Le Roi des Aulnes (1929, 45 mins) Flicker Alley
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940, 4 mins) Flicker Alley
Parabola (1937, 9 mins) Flicker Alley

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#8 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:32 pm

It's a bummer we still can't get anything but a snippet of Dance Girl Dance. Great film.

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Re: Early Women Filmmakers 1911-1940

#9 Post by swo17 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:20 am

For the record, there are three Mabel Normand films here that are not included in the Kino or Flicker Alley sets, two of which are formally credited to men (Chaplin and Leo McCarey). The Chaplin film is also in the Chaplin at Keystone set

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#10 Post by DeprongMori » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:55 am

BFI has updated the description with 22 films.
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 9 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 22 films spanning 1911-1940, including many rare titles not widely available until now.

Directors include Mabel Normand, Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Dorothy Davenport, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaya, Dorothy Arzner and Mary Ellen Bute. 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.

Contents:

Disc 1:

Falling Leaves (1912, 14 mins)
Making an American Citizen (1912, 14 mins)
The Girl in the Armchair (1912, 13 mins)
Greater Love Hath No Man (1911, 12 mins)
Algie, the Miner (1912, 10 mins)
Matrimony's Speed Limit (1913, 13 mins)
Ocean Waif (1916, 29 mins)

Disc 2:

Suspense (1913, 10 mins)
Discontent (1916, 25 mins)
The Blot (1921, 94 mins)
Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913, 14 mins)
Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914, 12 mins)
Mabel's Blunder (1914, 15 mins)
His Trysting Place (1914, 22 mins)
Should Men Walk Home? (1928, 28 mins)

Disc 3:

The Woman Condemned (1934, 64 mins)
La Cigarette (1919, 50 mins)
La Souriante Mme. Beudet (1922, 43 mins)

Disc 4:

Le Village du Peche (1927, 88 mins)
Le Roi des Aulnes (1929, 45 mins)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940, 4 mins)
Parabola (1937, 9 mins)

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