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Women Who Made the Movies

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Lois Weber on the set

Here’s a link to a documentary on the history of women filmmakers directed by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster from Women Make Movies. As the Women Make Movies catalogue notes,

Women Who Made The Movies traces the careers and films of such pioneer women filmmakers as Alice Guy Blaché, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Ida Lupino, Leni Riefenstahl, Dorothy Davenport Reid, Lois Weber, Kathlyn Williams, Cleo Madison, and many other women who made a lasting contribution to cinema history with their films. Featuring clips from the films, rare archival footage and stills, Women Who Made The Movies brings to life the works of these remarkable women. Critical viewing for all those interested in the history of cinema.”

Dorothy Arzner on the set

You can see the link to the film’s catalogue listing here.

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