Just in time for holiday shopping…
Our friends at Kino Lorber have generously offered to donate 10% of any purchase made through the following affiliate link to the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund – the only program in the world dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of women in the industry through preserving films made by women!
Make your purchase by the end of 2018 to support the WFPF.
With a library of over 2,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering six Academy Award® nominations in nine years, including last year’s documentary nominee Fire at Sea. Current and upcoming releases include Sundance winner Of Fathers & Sons, Berlinale Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not, and Cannes winner The Image Book. In addition, the company brings over 300 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Carlotta USA, Adopt Films, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels,as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms.
NYWIFT recommends the brand-new Blu-ray and DVD release of Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers as the perfect gift for the feminist film-lover in your life (including yourself!).
In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution.
This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.
The set includes several early films which received preservation support from the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund:
Mixed Pets – Alice Guy Blaché, 1911
Tramp Strategy – Alice Guy Blaché, 1911
Fool and His Money – Alice Guy Blaché, 1912
A House Divided -Alice Guy Blaché, 1913
Matrimony’s Speed Limit – Alice Guy Blaché, 1913
Too Wise Wives – Lois Weber, 1921
That Ice Ticket – Angela Murray Gibson, 1923
Where Are My Children? – Lois Weber, 1916
Other wonderful films by women available through Kino Lorber include:
Songs My Brothers Taught Me – Chloe Zhao
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – Ana Lily Amirpour
Sweet Bean – Naomi Kawase
Variety – Bette Gordon
The Hitch-Hiker – Ida Lupino
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami – Sophie Fiennes
Buy these and other great titles at https://www.kinolorber.com/shop?affiliate=nywift to support our Women’s Film Preservation Fund with your purchase.