Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Women's Film Festival in October

Brown University is sponsoring a Women's Film Festival at the Cable Car Cinema this October 12-17. Admission is free, and the schedule includes a wide variety of films, from such early work as Lea Gunchi's 1913 Lea and the Ball of Wool and Alice Guy's La Glu (1907) through to Laura Mulvey's influential (but hard to find) Riddles of the Sphinx (1977). Contemporary women filmmakers will also be featured, including Samira Makmalbhaf, Sonya Goddy, Paige Sarlin, and Jocelyne Saab, an image from whose Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2006) is shown above. There will also be a related symposium, at which some of the filmmakers, as well as Brown faculty and other film historians will be present; keep an eye on the site for details.

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