Women’s Film Preservation Fund, Program 2
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Dodge House 1916
1965. USA. Directed by Esther McCoy. In the shadow of the wrecking ball, architectural historian McCoy races to document and save the Walter Luther Dodge house in West Hollywood, California. The house was destroyed five years later. Preserved by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 18 min.
1946. USA. Produced by Hazel Greenwald and Boris Vermont. Screenplay by Mildred Barish Vermont. The Jewish women’s organization Hadassah was founded by Baltimore native Henrietta Szold in 1912. Thirty years later, national board member Hazel Greenwald created a film department in order to document various Hadassah philanthropic projects throughout the United States and Israel. This 1946 film portrait of Szold features a rare 1930s sound recording and the only known moving-image footage of her. Preserved by Hadassah Archives at The Center for Jewish Research. 32 min.
All Women Are Equal
1974. USA. Directed by Marguerite Paris. A documentary about Paula, a male-to-female transsexual. Paris made this radically progressive film portrait at a time when tolerance for transgendered persons was far from common. Preserved by MIX NYC: The New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival. 15 min.
"Recording Something Essential": Hazel Greenwald, Esther McCoy, Marguerite Paris
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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