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Alice Guy Blaché Program

 
 
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
  • 4:15PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 88min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Live piano accompaniment by Liz Magnes
 
 
 
 
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The first female filmmaker. The first director ever to make a narrative fiction film. A trailblazer who headed Gaumont studios for a decade and later owned her own production company. Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer whose essential films touch on issues of women’s empowerment, race, and sexuality.

New 2K DCP courtesy Kino Lorber

 
Algie the Miner

Dir. Alice Guy Blaché
1912, 10min, DCP

 

This fascinating slice of early queer cinema concerns a foppish dandy who goes West, where he kisses cowboys while proving he’s as tough as any of them.

 
The Little Rangers

Dir. Alice Guy Blaché
1912, 12min, DCP

 

Two heroic women nab a villain in this rousing, proto-feminist western.

 
 
 
A Fool and His Money

Dir. Alice Guy Blaché
1912, 12min, DCP

 

The oldest known film to feature an all-black cast, this comic short is a vital historical record of the African-American image on celluloid.

Preserved by New York Women in Film & Television’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund

 
 
Matrimony’s Speed Limit

Dir. Alice Guy Blaché
1915, 14min, DCP

 

A young man has 12 minutes to marry if he hopes to inherit a fortune in this antic farce, which “comically meditates upon the gendered, class, and racial fantasies and anxieties of early 20th century American culture” (author Margaret Hennefeld).

Preserved by New York Women in Film & Television’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund

 
 
 
The Ocean Waif

Dir. Alice Guy Blaché
With Doris Kenyon, Carlyle Blackwell, William Morris
1916, 40min, DCP

 

A touching, beautifully crafted melodrama about a young woman (a striking performance from silent star Doris Kenyon) who falls in love with a writer while attempting to escape her abusive stepfather.

 
 
 
 
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