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Women in Film
March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come celebrate Women’s History Month at Wilton Library on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a dynamic look at women in film.
Women have always been a force in filmmaking, but often their talents were suppressed by a male dominated industry. Alice Guy-Blanche was a pioneer filmmaker and has paved the way to opening doors over the decades for filmmakers of the silent era like Lois Weber and Chaplin protege Mabel Norman. But until the rise of feminism in the late 60’s, female filmmakers’ voices were suppressed until there were directors such as Penny Marshall, Katheryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, and others.
Greg Blank, a Long Island based filmmaker, film historian, and lecturer will examine the dynamics of sexism in the film industry, the challenges women have met and often overcome, and the artistic achievements of female directors over the years.
Registration is required. Register online. For more information, email Andrea Sato.