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Film: Ciné-Concert: Alice Guy Blaché, Transatlantic Sites of Cinéma Nouveau

Alice Guy Blaché is a unique figure in the history of cinema—a woman positioned squarely at the front lines of international technological change that first distinguished the cinema as a form of mass entertainment. From production and distribution to early sound technology and independent direction, she participated in all aspects of the evolving motion picture business. This program features a selection of early films that Guy made in France for Gaumont, followed by restored single-reel subjects produced by her American company Solax, and finally a reconstruction of one of her three surviving independent features. The original score by composers Kim and Kathryn Kluge creates a conversation between past and present. The program is presented in association with the University of Maryland symposium "Alice Guy Blaché: Transatlantic Sites of Cinéma Nouveau, 1896–1920." Films on the program include: Alice Guy tourne une phonoscène, early Gaumont films from the Sieurin Collection, Five O'Clock Tea, Greater Love Hath No Man, Mixed Pets, Falling Leaves, The Ocean Waif, and Parson Sue. (Total running time approximately 100 minutes, followed by discussion)

Event begins at 2:00PM

Categories: Film, Theater, Arts

Event Venue

National Gallery of Art, East Building

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington 20565

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  • Saturday, November 10, 2012
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