Hyperallergic – The standard narrative of women in early silent cinema is one of beautiful starlets in a Hollywood machine, which reduced them to a passenger’s seat. Now, a new series at BAMcinématek, Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers, is poised to enhance our view of cinema’s history with a drastically different angle — that of women fighting since the very beginning of celluloid for a role that allowed them to express their creativity, and to bend social norms. – read more 

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