News & Updates

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

The film and video distribution company, KinoLorber, working with the Library of Congress, will release a DVD collection of films by the first women filmmakers in November of 2018. Just in time for Christmas gift giving!

Here is the BAM Cinematek's description of the program:

Alice Guy film, A SEVERE TEST, now available

In August of 2012 I posted a blog entitled Films by Alice Guy Lost and Found.

The article discussed two films that had recently been found and have now been preserved: Parson Sue and A Tramp’s Strategy.

It looked like The Coming of Sunbeam, another recent find, would get preserved, if it was not too late to save the film based on the elements available.

Film Found! Secrets of the Night directed by Herbert Blaché

Secrets of the Night directed by Herbert Blaché

Mystery. Comedy. A murder in an old house where everyone is a suspect.

These are the building blocks of Secrets of the Night, a silent movie from 1924. For years, silent film enthusiasts thought the flick was lost, like more than 7,000 other films from the era. In fact, it was listed on the U.S. Library of Congress's list of lost films.