Film Series : Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Shorts program: Pioneer Comedies

1913-23, Various directors, USA, 75 min. With Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand.

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 20th 4:45pm

Film historian and curator Shelley Stamp said of pioneer comedy director/actor Mabel Normand, "Her films are truly hilarious and frequently offer very pointed critiques of gender norms and class propriety." A similar observation could be made about the other films in this program, both by Ms. Normand and others. All in DCP digital with prerecorded music scores. (MR)

SATURDAY DOUBLE-BILL DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first "Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers" program on any applicable Saturday in October, and get a ticket for the second "Pioneers" program that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

That Ice Ticket

That Ice Ticket

1923, Angela Murray Gibson, 10 min.

Independently produced in North Dakota, THAT ICE TICKET is a lively variation on the early "mischief film" genre.

Matrimony's Speed Limit

Matrimony's Speed Limit

1913, Alice Guy-Blaché, 14 min.

Like Buster Keaton's SEVEN CHANCES, MATRIMONY'S SPEED LIMIT uses the device of a desperate man who has to meet a marriage deadline in order to claim an inheritance.

Mixed Pets

Mixed Pets

1913, Alice Guy-Blaché, 14 min.

A frantic farce involving a mix-up between a dog and a baby.

Mabel's Blunder

Mabel's Blunder

1914, Mabel Normand, 17 min.

Cross-dressing confusion reigns when Mabel dresses as a chauffeur, and her fiancé dresses as Mabel!

Caught in a Cabaret

Caught in a Cabaret

1914, Mabel Normand, 24 min.

CAUGHT IN A CABARET features evolving newcomer Charlie Chaplin as a waiter in a cheap joint visited by society girl Mabel and her slumming friends.

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