The Changing Image of Women in Early American Cinema

The FAVS Fall Showcase begins with two evenings of screenings and discussions on The Changing Image of Women in Early American Cinema. All programs are in the Johnson Center Cinema at George Mason University and are free and open to the public. See the complete FAVS Fall Showcase schedule here.

Wednesday, December 7
7:30 pm – 9 pm, JC Cinema
Screening of films on The Changing Image of Women in Early American Cinema
The Strong Arm Squad of the Future (1913) An anti-suffrage cartoon
A Lively Affair (1912) An anti-suffrage comedy
Making of an American (1912) Alice Guy Blache's story of an immigrant and how American men teach him to respect women.
Eleanor's Catch (1916) The story of a female cop's last case with a feminist twist
A Florida Enchantment (1914) A gender-bending comedy from 1914 with surprising LGBTQ overtones.

 

Thursday, December 8
7:30 pm – 9 pm, JC Cinema
Join us for a panel discussion: Harridans, Hoydens and Heroines: How Women Transformed Early American Cinema. MAIS/FAVS student Robert Farr will be showing examples of pre-feminist silent cinema prior to the discussion with film historian/curator Dr. Kimberly Tomadjoglou, GMU History PhD candidate Nate Sleeter and Dr. Rachel Lewis of GMU Women & Gender Studies.

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