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Win "Early Women Filmmakers" from Flicker Alley

PostMon May 08, 2017 8:36 pm

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Did you know that more women worked in the film industry during its first two decades than at any time since? Or that a woman created some of the first narrative films ever made? Or that in 1916, the highest-paid director in Hollywood was a woman?

Despite their incredible achievements, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. On May 9th, Flicker Alley presents Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology on Dual-Format Edition Blu-ray/DVD, showcasing the work of 14 of early cinema's most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.

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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. 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.

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.

For a complete list of films included on the set, please visit Flicker Alley.

Release Date: May 9, 2017
List Price: $69.95/Order now on sale for $49.95 through May 16th!

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One lucky winner will receive a copy of Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology on DualFormat Edition Bluray/DVD from Flicker Alley! Giveaway is open to residents of U.S./Canada and ends on May 22, 2017.
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Re: Win "Early Women Filmmakers" from Flicker Alley

PostWed May 17, 2017 8:33 am

Just wondering...

...Am I really the only one who finds most of these films to be incredibly boring?

Also, am I the only one who notices when the picture is about 2 seconds late to the sound, or the sound is anywhere from half-a-second to almost 2 seconds late to the picture?

Many of these movies are out of sync with their soundtracks, and I just cannot fathom how any company can let such a thing go out. Syncing sound to picture is NOT HARD. Really. It's not. Note to FlickerAlley—if your restoring company uses Final Cut, then ... let ME do it. If you can't do it. I'll do it. For free.
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Re: Win "Early Women Filmmakers" from Flicker Alley

PostTue May 23, 2017 5:55 pm

This particular set came with two cases- one with blu-rays, and another with DVDs. I really have no use for the DVDs. Anyone want to swap something with me for the DVD part of the set?
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Re: Win "Early Women Filmmakers" from Flicker Alley

PostWed May 24, 2017 8:45 am

The films are not boring, in fact, many are almost never shown, so I don't know how you would know whether or not they're boring. I find everything I see of Lois Weber's fascinating, be it SUSPENSE in 1913 to SENSATION SEEKERS in 1927. And Flicker Alley is known for quality, that's why Cinema Ritrovato has nominated multiple of their sets for outstanding releases of the year over the past several years.
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Re: Win "Early Women Filmmakers" from Flicker Alley

PostThu May 25, 2017 5:04 pm

My copy of the DVDs has been spoken for. It's fun to swap!

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