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Title: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers
Released: 20th November 2018
SRP: $99.95, $79.95

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Kino Lorber has announced the Blu-ray and DVD releases of

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

. The set will be made up of features, shorts, and incomplete fragments all mastered from 2K & 4K. Both the DVD and expanded Blu-ray will include a 80-page booklet with essays and photos and the following:

DISC ONE: ALICE GUY-BLACHE
  • Mixed Pets [AM], Alice Guy Blaché, 1911, 14.1 min.
  • Tramp Strategy [AM], Alice Guy Blaché, 1911, 12 min.
  • Greater Love Hath No Man [AM], Alice Guy Blaché, 1911, 16.25 min.
  • Algie the Miner [AM], Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 10 min.
  • Falling Leaves, Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 11.75 min.
  • Little Rangers, The, Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 11.5 min.
  • Canned Harmony, Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 16 min.
  • Fool and His Money, A, Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 10.75 min.
  • High Cost of Living, The, Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 14.5 min.
  • Coming of Sunbeam, The [AM], Alice Guy Blaché, 1913, 11.25 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Burstup Homes' Murder Case, Alice Guy Blaché, 1913, 14.75 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • A House Divided, Alice Guy Blaché, 1913, 13.2 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Matrimony's Speed Limit / NYWIFT, Alice Guy Blaché, 1913, 14 min.
  • Ocean Waif, The, Alice Guy Blaché, 1916, 36.3 min.
  • Colleen Bawn, The, Gauntier, Gene (sc), 1911, 35 min.
  • On the Brink, Lois Weber, 1911, 12.5 min.
  • Cricket, The, Wilson, Elsie Jane, 1917, 12 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Introduction to Series, approx 13 min.
  • Alice Guy-Blache documentary, approx 10 min.
  • About the Restorations, approx 7 min.

DISC TWO: LOIS WEBER
  • From Death to Life, Lois Weber, 1912, 13.75 min.
  • Fine Feathers, Lois Weber, 1912, 15 min.
  • Rosary, The, Lois Weber, 1913, 14.5 min.
  • Suspense, Lois Weber, 1913, 11.25 min.
  • Lost By a Hair, Lois Weber, 1914, 4 min.
  • Hypocrites, Lois Weber, 1915, 51.5 min.
  • Sunshine Molly, Lois Weber, 1915, 31.5 min.
  • Idle Wives, Lois Weber, 1916, 23.5 min.
  • Too Wise Wives, Lois Weber, 1921, 69.5 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • What Do Men Want?, Lois Weber, 1921, 40.75 min.
  • Lois Weber documentary, approx 12 min.

DISC 3: GENRE PIONEERS
  • Hazards of Helen Ep. 09: Leap From the Water Tower, Helen Holmes, 1915, 11 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Hazards of Helen Ep.13: The Escape on the Fast Freight, Helen Holmes, 1915, 11.25 min.
  • Hazards of Helen Ep. 26: Wild Engine, The, Helen Holmes, 1915, 10.5 min.
  • Purple Mask, The; Episode 5, Part 1, Grace Cunard, 1917, 13 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Purple Mask, The: Episode 12 (Vault of Mystery), Grace Cunard, 1917, 19.5 min.
  • Purple Mask, The; Episode 13, Part 1 (The Leap), Grace Cunard, 1917, 10.5 min.
  • A Daughter of "The Law"[/i], Grace Cunard, 1921, 21.75 min.
  • Eleanor's Catch, Madison, Cleo, 1916, 13.25 min.
  • 49 - '17, Baldwin, Ruth Ann, 1917, 70.25 min.
  • Caught in a Cabaret, Mabel Normand, 1914, 23.5 min.
  • Mabel's Blunder, Mabel Normand, 1914, 16.5 min.
  • Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day, Mabel Normand, 1916, 13 min.
  • Mabel Lost and Won, Mabel Normand, 1915, 13.5 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • That Ice Ticket, Gibson, Angela Murray, 1923, 10 min.
  • Ethnographic Films, Hurston, Zora Neale, 1929, 12.5 min.
  • Mabel Normand documentary, approx 7 min.
  • Serial Queens documentary, approx 7 min.

DISC 4: SOCIAL COMMENTARY 1
  • Where Are My Children?, Lois Weber, 1916, 65 min.
  • Her Defiance, Madison, Cleo, 1916, 21 min.
  • When Little Lindy Sang, Warrenton, Lule, 1916, 10.25 min.
  • Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingle with the West, Wong, Marion E., 1916, 35 min.
  • Scandal (aka Scandal Mongers), Lois Weber, 1916, 35.5 min.
  • Dream Lady, The, Wilson, Elsie Jane, 1918, 53.75 min.
  • Something New, Shipman, Nell, 1920, 56.75 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Social Commentary, approx 12 min.

DISC 5: SOCIAL COMMENTARY 2
  • Risky Road, The, Park, Ida May, 1918, 2 min.
  • Bread, Park, Ida May, 1918, 16 min.
  • Salome, Nazimova, Alla, 1923, 71.5 min.
  • Red Kimona, Davenport Reid, Dorothy, 1925, 77 min.
  • Motherhood: Life's Greatest Miracle, Lawrence, Lita, 1925, 59.25 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Linda, Davenport Reid, Dorothy, 1929, 73.25 min.

DISC 6: THE FEATURE FILM
  • Call of the Cumberlands, The, Ivers, Julia Crawford, 1916, 64 min.
  • Broadway Love, Park, Ida May, 1918, 61 min. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Back to God's Country, Shipman, Nell, 1919, 73.5 min.
  • Song of Love, The, Marion, Frances, 1923, 81 min.
  • The End of an Era, approx 10 min.


Pioneers: First Women Filmmaker

Quote: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.


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