Kino Lorber's Campaign to Restore & Release Films Directed by Women

Now seems as good a time as ever to keep up the discussion about the role of women in film. And in an exciting crowdfunding event, film distributor Kino Lorber is hoping to contribute to that discussion by releasing their massive undertaking, Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers”, celebrating motion pictures made by female American filmmakers from 1910-1929. Marking the end of the silent era, women had already positioned themselves as invaluable commanders in the industry. Unfortunately, most of these women helmed films are not known today, existing in poor, deteriorating conditions. Kino Lorber’s already successful Kickstarter campaign will attempt to make sure that these films no longer go lost and forgotten. A five box set of restored and transferred films, from directors such as Lois Weber, Alice Guy Blaché, Ida May Park and others, will also feature 20 hours of material and interviews with film historians and archivists. Kino Lorber stated, “By showcasing the ambitious, inventive films from the golden age of women directors, we can get a sense of what was lost by the marginalization of women to ‘support roles’ within the film industry.” The campaign ends in a few hours and has already reached its goal - but you don’t want to miss out on the exciting rewards available. Donate now!

Contributing Writer: Sarah Bex Rice

 

Contributing Writer: Sarah Bex Rice

FAVORITE FILMS: Pandora's Box (1929), Pierrot Le Fou (1965), Amadeus (1984), Trainspotting (1996), Girl on the Bridge (1999), The Fall (2006)

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