Fun Facts about Early Women Filmmakers and a Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway!

Hi-Def Ninja and Flicker Alley are very excited to give a reader the opportunity to win an amazing new Blu-ray/DVD set detailing the important history of women in film.

Did you know that more women worked in the film industry during its first two decades than at any time since? Or
that a woman created some of the first narrative films ever made? Or that in 1916, the highest-paid director in
Hollywood was a woman?

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Despite their incredible achievements, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. On May 9th, Flicker Alley presents Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology on Dual-Format Edition Blu-ray/DVD, showcasing the work of 14 of early cinema’s most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.

Read on for your chance to win a copy!

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International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren.

These women were technically and stylistically innovative, pushing the boundaries of narrative, aesthetics, and genre. Going back to the beginning of cinema, this collection makes visible the tremendous directorial contributions women made all around the world. Beautifully restored in high definition, Early Women Filmmakers features new scores by Sergei Dreznin, Frederick Hodges, Tamar Muskal, Judith Rosenberg, and Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Booklet Essay: By film scholar and Women Film Pioneers Project Manager Kate Saccone.
  • Audio Commentary: For Lois Weber’s The Blot by author, professor, and expert on women and early film culture Shelley Stamp, courtesy of Milestone Film and Video.

For a complete list of films included on the set, please visit Flicker Alley.

Release Date: May 9, 2017 

List Price: $69.95

Order now on sale for $49.95 through May 16th!

Watch the trailer!

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology on Dual-Format Edition Blu-ray/DVD from Flicker Alley! Giveaway is open to residents of U.S./Canada and ends on May 22, 2017.

Which film are you looking forward to most? Comment on this poster and then enter to win on the form below!

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EIC NINJA | Ken loves comics, video games, and film -- especially creature features and giant monster flicks. When he's not stalking the shadows as part of the Ninja Clan, he spends his time obsessively collecting ThunderCats, King Kong, and Pacific Rim memorabilia.