Women and the Silent Screen Online
June 2-6, 2021
Women and the Silent Screen XI Conference: Women, Cinema, and Migration
June 2, 2021
Premiere at 2:30pm EST (free to view all of June)
Kennington Bioscope: https://www.youtube.com/kenningtonbioscope
June 4-6, 2021
Online conference: FREE & open to all! Register here.
I. “Bees and Roses: Chinese Women Directors and Silent Era US-Chinese Film Connections”
II. “Founding Mothers: Women Filmmakers of Early Soviet Documentary”
III. “Starting Something: Alice Guy Blaché and Early Cinema, from Sound and Color to Studio Production”
IV. “Breakthroughs: What Can Digital Humanities Tell Us That We Didn’t Know?”
For program descriptions, bios, readings, & more on Kennington Bioscope: here.
Wednesday, June 2
Online Premiere Screening: 2:30pm EST / 7:30pm GMT
Kennington Bioscope: Solax, The House Built by Alice Guy Blaché
Available to view FREE on the Kennington Bioscope YouTube channel through June 30, 2021.
Nine shorts (1911–13) produced and directed by Alice Guy Blaché.
Friday, June 4
Panel A: 9:00am–11:00am EST
Program II—Panel # 1: The Art of Recycling: Early Soviet Compilation Film
Chair: Anastasia Kostina
Participants: Lilya Kaganovsky (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Anastasia Kostina (Yale U.), Joshua Malitsky (Indiana U.), Oksana Sarkisova (Central European U.)
Includes Screening: Manifest / Manifesto (Lidia Stepanova, USSR, 1927). RT: 45 min.
Panel B: 12:00pm–2:00pm EST
Program III—Panel # 1: Alice’s French-American Connection: From Paris, France to Fort Lee, New Jersey
Part I. 12:00pm–1:00pm EST
Moderators: Aurore Spiers & Tami Williams
Respondent: Martin Barnier (U. Lyon 2)
Participants: Céline Ruivo (Post-Doc, UC Louvain/B-Magic), Wafa Ghermani (Cinémathèque Française)
Part II. 1:00pm–2:00pm EST
Moderators: Clara Auclair & Kim Tomadjoglou
Participants: Clara Auclair (PhD Candidate, U. Rochester/U. Paris Diderot), Richard Koszarski (Barrymore Film Center, Fort Lee, NJ)
Related Online Screening: Kennington Bioscope: https://www.youtube.com/kenningtonbioscope
Online Screening & Discussion: 3:00pm–4:00pm EST
Lights! Camera! Alice! A Conversation with Manohla Dargis (New York Times) & Ariel Schweitzer (Cahiers du cinéma).
Extracts from new release: Alice Guy, Pioneer of the 7th Art, Forgotten By History (dirs. Nathalie Masduraud and Valérie Urrea, France, 2021).
Coordinators/Moderators: Kim Tomadjoglou & Tami Williams
Online Screening: 7:00pm–9:30pm EST
Segodnya / Today (Cannons or Tractors?) (Esfir Shub, USSR, 1930). RT: 75 min. Introduction: Anastasia Kostina
The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West (Marion E. Wong, US, 1916). RT: 50 min. Introduction: Cordelia Siporin
A Comedy of Errors (Alice Guy Blaché, US, 1912). RT: 14 min. Introduction: Kim Tomadjoglou
Saturday, June 5
Panel C: 9:00am–11:00am EST
Program I—Panel # 1: Global and Local: Silent Era Chinese Film Production for International Export
Chair: Yan-fei Song
Participants: Daoxin Li (Peking U.), Xuelei Huang (U. Edinburgh), Yongchun Fu (Zhejiang U.)
Panel D: 12:00pm–2:00pm EST
Program IV: “Breakthroughs: What Can Digital Humanities Tell Us That We Didn’t Know?”
Chair: Kate Saccone
Participants: Sarah Blankfort Clothier (AFI), Sarah-Mai Dang (Philipps U. Marburg), Jeffrey Klenotic (U. New Hampshire)
Panel E: 3:00pm–5:00pm EST
Program I—Panel # 2: The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916) and the Legacies of Marion E. Wong
Chair: Cordelia Siporin
Participants: Gregory Yee Mark (California State U., Sacramento), Yan-fei Song (Beijing Normal U.), Cordelia Siporin (Fairleigh Dickinson U.)
Sunday, June 6
Panel F: 9:00am–11:00am EST
Program I—Panel # 3: Chinatowns and Overseas Chinese
Chair: Jing Peng
Participants: Louisa Siyu Wei (City U. Hong Kong), Kim K. Fahlstedt (Stockholm U.), Yan-fei Song (Beijing Normal U.), Yiman Wang (UCSC)
Panel G: 12:00pm–2:00pm EST
Program II—Panel # 2: Women in Silent Soviet Documentary
Chair: Daria Ezerova
Participants: Daria Ezerova (Columbia U.), John MacKay (Yale U.), Natalie Ryabchikova (Higher School of Economics, Russia), Raisa Sidenova (Newcastle U.)
Tungusy / Tungus (Elizaveta Svilova, USSR, 1927). RT: 12 min.
Bukhara (Elizaveta Svilova, USSR, 1927). RT: 11 min.
Pioneria / Pioneers (Arsha Ovanesova and E. Borisovich, USSR, 1931). RT: 11 min.
Panel H: 3:00pm–5:00pm EST
Program III—Panel # 2: Out(side) of Time? Alice Guy Blaché, Film Canons, and Media Histories Today
Moderators: Clara Auclair & Aurore Spiers
Participants: Jane Gaines (Columbia U.), André Gaudreault (U. Montréal), Marie Kondrat (U. Genève), Kiki Loveday (PhD Candidate, UCSC)
Related Online Screening: Kennington Bioscope https://www.youtube.com/kenningtonbioscope