In their continued efforts to support and preserve the accomplishments of women filmmakers, New York Women in Film & Television is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund by collaborating with The Museum of Modern Art’s film department on Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund—Women Writing the Language of Cinema. Matrimony’s Speed Limit by Alice Guy‐Blaché, the first woman director, is among the movies to be screened.
The series opens on February 2 at MoMA.
This Carte Blanche series will present over 50 short and feature‐length films, sourced mostly from MoMA’s vast film collection and jointly curated by Anne Morra, associate curator, department of film, MoMA, and NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund Committee. Carefully chosen for their significance to women’s film history and the language of cinema itself, the series will include feature‐length films such as: Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Bette Gordon's Variety, while short films include Matrimony’s Speed Limit, by Alice Guy‐Blaché the first woman director, Illusions, directed by Julie Dash, and Meditations on Violence, by Maya Deren.
“This series and the extraordinary breath of work it represents comes at a significant time when women filmmakers are still struggling for acknowledgement and equal footing in an industry dominated by men,” says Terry Lawler, executive director of New York Women in Film & Television. “We are proud to continue our commitment to preserve the accomplishments of women filmmakers and hope the Carte Blanche series will move this mission forward and engage women, the film community and general audiences as well.”
Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund—Women Writing the Language of Cinema is organized by Anne Morra, Associate Curator, Department of Film, MoMA, with WFPF programming committee members Ina Archer, Kirsten Larvick, Susan Lazarus, Raquel Salazar‐Foster and Kim Tomadjoglu.
The exhibition will run from February 2-13 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Exhibition details can be found online here: http://press.moma.org/2014/12/carte‐blanche‐womens‐filmpreservation‐fund‐women‐writing‐the‐language‐of‐cinema/
The New York Women in Film & Television www.NYWIFT.org