Screening

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

When: Thu., Nov. 29, 7-9:15 p.m.

The Auteur: Lois Weber was as respected, popular, and, for a time, as highly paid, as D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. She used complex storytelling and technical breakthroughs to examine still-relevant social issues. HYPOCRITES (1915) - A controversial exploration of false piety. SUSPENSE (1913) - One-reel thriller Weber’s dazzling formal mastery, including the first-ever split-screen. SCANDAL (1916) - Gossip as a literal beast destroying the life of a stenographer accused of having an affair with her boss. Not rated | Running time 1hr 40min | Drama With newly composed and recorded scores by Ben Model, Andrew Simpson, and Skylar

Price: $12; students/seniors/veterans $11; Cinema Detroit members $10.50.

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