THE DAYS OF SILENT CINEMA: LE GIORNATE DEL CINEMA MUTO AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY - Nasty Women Program 1: Tyranny at Home (1906–1912)
Directed by Various Directors
Silent film with piano accompaniment/Curators Maggie Hennefeld and Laura Horak are scheduled to be present.
Embracing the much-debated term used in a recent Presidential campaign, Horak and Hennefeld—both responsible for challenging publications on gender and queer studies and early cinema—curated a tribute to what became a feminist rallying cry: “Nasty Women.”
A century before “pussy hats” and late-night feminist satirists, silent comedienne characters and feminist activists spoke truth to patriarchal power with their dis-regard for gendered social norms and feminine corporeal decorum. These short European comedic films reveal Nasty Women seizing the reigns of institutional power and exposing the absurdity of the system.
*Silent films with English intertitles. Contains mature content, Not rated – 2K DCP – 70 min*
Location: IU Libraries Screening Room (Wells Library 048)
$8 single ticket or $40 festival pass
This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Myerson Family Fund and the Office of the Bicentennial. Special thanks to Ed Myerson, Kaili Peng, and Kelly Kish.
Curated by Jay Weissberg, Rachael Stoeltje, Laura Horak, Maggie Hennefeld, and Jon Vickers.
*The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater.
*No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.