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8th March | 18:00 -

Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema

This International Women’s Day, Cinephile Paradiso invites you to step into the world of early cinema and celebrate the incredible talent of pioneering female filmmakers who are often overlooked. While the film industry still struggles with gender inequality today, it is essential to revisit the forgotten history of early and silent cinema, where female producers, directors, and writers were working in film from the very start.

18:00 – The Origins: Female Pioneers of Cinema
This short film programme features 8 pivotal films crafted by visionary women between 1896 to 1933, such as Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Loie Fuller, Eloyce Gist, and Mabel Normand.

20:00 – Silent Women: An Evolution
This programme showcases the transformative films crafted by visionary women between 1919 and 1958 including Lotte Reiniger, Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, and Agnes Varda.
A post-show discussion with female filmmakers and scholars, Molly Qualter, Edith Pieperhoff, Paula Martínez, and Holly Buckley will follow screenings.

Event Date
8th March 2024 - 8th March 2024
Event Time
18:00 -
Event Category Venue
Silent Cinema
Galway's Westend
Event Address
60 Dominick St Lower,
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Ticket Price
€7 per event or €12 for both
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