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The Hypocrites
HYPOCRITES is an amazingly complex film in both narrative and technique, following the parallel stories of an early Christian ascetic and a modern minister, with most actors in dual roles. Gabriel (Courteney Foote) is a medieval monk who devotes himself…
Tell Me A Story
Part of the Series: Saved From The Flames
Narratives from 1912-1913: D.W. Griffith's For His Son, Lois Weber's Suspense, and Thomas Ince's The Heart of an Indian, all mastered from beautiful 35mm film elements. Clip #1: "Suspense (1913)--D. Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley" - Clip #2: "The Heart…
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Unseen Cinema 4: Inverted Narratives - New Directions in Storytelling
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
INVERTED NARRATIVES is part of the retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. In this collection, early directors D.W. Griffith and Lois Weber develop the radical language of cinema narrative through audience-friendly melodramas made for nickelodeon theaters. Experimental…
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Suspense
Weber stars as a young mother who is home alone when a burglar enters her house in this visually captivating and stylistically advanced thriller. The chase scene, the use of split-screen, and the shots of the burglar ascending into the…
Discontent
Weber also provided the script for this short family drama, which follows a discontented Civil War veteran who leaves the old soldier's home and moves in with his wealthy nephew. Focusing on the tensions that arise as a result, DISCONTENT…
The Blot
The last film made under the banner of Lois Weber Productions, this moral drama, also written by Weber, tackles issues of class and economic inequality, "exploring the 'blot' of society's disregard for its educators and clergymen," according to Weber biographer…
Early Women Filmmakers - An International Anthology
More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of…
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