Women And The Silent Screen Conference Convenes In Pittsburgh

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Women and the Silent Screen is an international biennial conference of film scholars, historians, and archivists dedicated to documenting the central and determining roles that women played in the formation of the most significant institution of visual culture in the twentieth century. Now in its eighth year, the conference – the first to be held in North America in over a decade – will take place at the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Art from September 17th through September 19th to address issues of women and labor.

September 17th

Program 1: Local, Itinerant, and Nontheatrical

The Movie Queen (Lincoln, Maine) (1935/33 minutes/16mm) Print courtesy of Northeast Historic Film

Laconia Trip (1923/11 minutes/16mm) Source: Moving Image Research Collections, University of South Carolina

– Rediscovering the films of Aloha Wanderwell Baker: The World’s Most Widely Travelled Girl (Digital) Courtesy of Academy Film Archive

The Little Swiss Wood-Carver (1928/18 minutes/16mm) Madeline Brandeis Productions, Madeline Brandeis, Print courtesy of Orgone Archive

Unidentified home movie (1939/3 minutes/Color 16mm) Source: Orgone Archive

September 18th 

Program 2: Women’s Hands

– World premiere of the 2015 restoration of Telephone Girl (1912/9 minutes/Digital) Vitagraph Company, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

– US premiere of the 2014 restoration of Der neuste Stern vom Variété (The Latest Variety Sensation) (Germany/1917/32 minutes/Digital) Treumann-Larsen-Film GmbH, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

Herstellung von Granatzündern (Grenade Manufacture) (Germany/1918/8 minutes/Digital) Deutsche Lichtbild-Gesellschaft, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

– US premiere of the 2014 restoration of Una Notta a Calcutta (A Night in Calcutta) (Italy/1918/9 minutes/Digital) Società Italiana Cines, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

Soir de Noël dans un salon de mode (Christmas Eve at the Millinery Shop) (France/1911/11 minutes/Digital) Gaumont, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

Fabricatie van kanten waaiers (Manufacturing Folding Fans) (France/1911/5 minutes/Digital) Pathé, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

September 19th

Program 3: Lois Weber

Shoes (1916/60 minutes/Digital) Universal Bluebird Photoplays, Source: EYE Netherlands Film Museum

Fine Feathers (1912/12 minutes/16mm) Rex Motion Picture Company, Source: Shelley Stamp

All screenings will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the CMOA Theater. Limited tickets are available to the public.  Tickets cost $12 per program, $8 for CMP members, and are available for purchase at the CMOA website.

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