Cinema's First Nasty Women

Type: New Blu-Ray

Up on the screen, they'd flirt, self-assert, and thumb their nose at convention-and this remarkable curated collection of 99 genre-spanning American and European silent films from 1898-1926 celebrates female filmmakers who gleefully subverted their day's gender norms. The craft of Léontine, Florence Turner, Little Chrysia, Texas Guinan, Fay Tincher, Gene Gauntier, Mabel Taliaferro, and many more is spotlighted. 14 1/2 hrs. Total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; featurettes. Silent with music score.