[Theaterfacultystaff] Guest Artists and Special Screening at the Athena on Friday 2/24/17!!!

Biechler, Merri biechler at ohio.edu
Fri Feb 17 16:21:34 EST 2017


All,

Next Friday 2/24/17 at 3pm at the Athena, Amy Heller and Dennis Doros, husband and wife team and founders of Milestone Films will be presenting Lois Weber’s film, Dumb Girl of Portici (1916).

On Lois Weber: “Once considered one of early Hollywood’s “three great minds,” alongside D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, Lois Weber remains largely unknown today while her male peers have long been celebrated as the fathers of American cinema. Yet Weber’s work as a director, screenwriter and actress demonstrates the extraordinary role that women played in shaping American movie culture. Of all the women active in the first decades of moviemaking, Weber produced the most sustained and substantial body of work, writing and directing more than 40 features and hundreds of shorts for close to 30 years. She was the first woman admitted to the Motion Picture Directors’ Association in 1916 – as an exception to policy – and she was a member of the first Director’s Committee at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927.”

See: http://athenacinema.com/loisweber/

I am attaching the extremely interesting press kit as well.

Mark your calendars!!

SR

Steven Ross
Director - School of Dance, Film, and Theater
Artistic Director/Head - Film Division
Ohio University
31 S. Court St., Room 007
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-9969
http://ousof.com/
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