Past Event

The Cinema Discovers Form: Alice Guy-Blaché, The Brighton School, Films d'Art, D.W. Griffith shorts

June 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Discover the world of cinema as it moves away from single-shot films towards more complex structures and the beginnings of cinematic storytelling. Featuring works by Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Cecil Hopworth, Edwin S. Porter, and D.W. Griffith, this event is followed by a conversation between Professor Richard Pena of Columbia University and Marie Regan, professor of film at American University of Paris.

First Light: The International Silent Cinema, is a series focusing on silent films from 1894-1934. Organized and presented by Richard Pena, Professor Film studies at Columbia and former Director of the New York Film Festival, the series will explore the origins of the cinema as it emerged from the influences of theater, literature and the visual arts.