Women’s Film Preservation Fund Program
Sunday, November 1, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following films:
Three Short Films by Margaret Conneely
USA. Directed by Margaret Conneely. Chicago amateur filmmaker Conneely offers a wonderful snapshot of mid-century Midwestern America in her idiosyncratic and often wickedly funny short films Mister E (1959), The ’45 (1961), and Chicago: City to See in ’63 (1962). Preserved by Chicago Film Archive. 30 min.
Christine of the Big Tops
1926. USA. Directed by Archie Mayo. With Pauline Garon. A romantic circus melodrama from Sonya Levien, the screenwriter responsible for John Ford’s Drums along the Mohawk (1939) and Curtis Bernhardt’s Interrupted Melody (1955), for which she won an Academy Award. Preserved by George Eastman House. Silent, with piano accompaniment by Ben Model. Approx. 65 min.
MoMA celebrates its ongoing relationship with New York Women in Film and Television by presenting works preserved through its Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Seventh MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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