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THE SILENT FEMINISTS: AMERICA’S FIRST WOMEN DIRECTORS

Produced, Directed and Written by Anthony Slide and Jeffrey Goodman

Cinematography by Melinda Sue Gordon
Additional Photography by John Derderian and Richard Adams
Edited by Terry Finch
Music by Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
Participants: Simone Blaché Bolton, Priscilla Bonner, Ruth Clifford, Henry Hathaway, Esther Ralston, and Margery Wilson
Narrated by Jane Wyatt
Filmed in 16mm
Running Time: 45 minutes
1993

Screened at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival, the Festival International Films de Femmes (Paris), the Carolina Film and Video Festival, and the Mostra Internacional de Filmes de Dones de Barcelona (Spain).

U.S. Educational/Home Video release: Direct Cinema
U.K. Home Video release: Connoisseur Video
World Television Sales (excluding U.S.): Tapestry International

“No one could be better prepared to do the subject, especially after all your research and hard work for your fine book, EARLY WOMEN DIRECTORS.”

– Lillian Gish (July 24, 1985).






“A small treasure trove of historical information that is interesting and compelling.”

– DAILY VARIETY (March 10, 1993).






“Eye-opening….illuminates a little-known niche of cinematic and feminist history.”

– THE (SANTA BARBARA) INDEPENDENT (March 4, 1993).






“A tantalizing sampler…a groundbreaking work.”

– LOS ANGELES READER (March 12, 1993).






“Fascinating.”

– PAST TIMES (Fall 1994).






“Enlightening….Wonderful”

– BOOKLIST (November 15, 1994).






“Through the use of archival footage, still photography, and clips from the motion pictures discussed, coupled with Jane Wyatt’s superb narration, this production successfully highlights the works and accomplishments of a golden era for women in film. Highly recommended.”

– LIBRARY JOURNAL (October 15, 1994).






“THE SILENT FEMINISTS is a terribly important and nicely made documentary, covering an area of motion pictures that is constantly overlooked.”

– CLASSIC IMAGES (May 1994).






“Fascinating….clearly a labor of love on the part of all”

– THE SEATTLE TIMES (January 21, 1994).






“An amazing story.”

– George Perry, THE (London) TIMES (February 18, 1995).






“A fascinating look at the role of women in the development of the cinematic medium….an important document of a determinedly hidden world.”

– THE GUARDIAN (March 4, 1995).






“Illuminating,”

– SIGHT AND SOUND (April 1995).






“Deserves plaudits.”

– SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY (March 12, 1995).






“This illuminating documentary tells some remarkable stories about the influence women had.”

– THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (October 6, 1995).













KARL BROWN’S ADVENTURES WITH D.W. GRIFFITH

Written and Directed by Anthony Slide
Produced by George J. Mitchell
Cinematography by Wayne Kennan
Edited by Terry Finch
Narrated by Allen Daviau ASC
Filmed in 16mm
Running Time: 30 minutes
1990

First screened at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, April 28 and 29, 1990; also screened at the Sydney (Australia) Film Festival.

U.S. Educational/Home Video release: Cinema Guild

“Griffith’s old cameraman died a few weeks ago at age 92, so Anthony Slide’s lengthy interview and reminiscence is right on time to provide a picture of a long-gone and great Hollywood.”

– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (April 27, 1990).






“Although partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, the maestro is witty and well-spoken in this last public appearance.”

– AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER (August 1990).













VI: PORTRAIT OF A SILENT STAR

Written and Directed by Anthony Slide
Produced by George J. Mitchell
Cinematography by Wayne Kennan
Edited by Terry Finch
Narrated by Roddy McDowall
Filmed in 16mm
Running Time: 20 minutes
1990

U.S. Educational/Home Video release: Cinema Guild

“An affectionate tribute….will fascinate movie buffs and students of film history.”

– BOOKLIST (May 15, 1991).






“Narrated with dignity by actor Roddy McDowall, the tape has a lot of first-hand information from a woman who was there when the movies were young.”

– JOURNAL OF POPULAR FILM & TELEVISION (Fall 1991).












PORTRAIT OF BLANCHE SWEET

Produced and Directed by Anthony Slide
Cinematography by Ed Eberle
Sound by Gary Sales
Associates: Gregg Burton and Robert Gitt
Filmed on 16mm in 1979
32 minutes
1982

Selected for screening at the opening of the Mary Pickford Theatre at the Library of Congress on May 11, 1982.

“Its precise and economical visual style is impressive and, ultimately, moving….Highly recommended.”

– AMERICAN CLASSIC SCREEN (November/December 1983).













PAINTINGS AND BRONZES BY ANDRE DE TOTH

A Film by Andre de Toth and Anthony Slide
Filmed in 35mm
1991

First screened at the Midnight Sun Film Festival (Finland) in June 1991.