Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Tara Nelson

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Vision and Voices Series: Forgotten Films from Cinema’s Women Directors


VISIONS & VOICES: Forgotten Films from Cinema’s Women Directors is a silent film series presented by CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival in Bellingham, WA. We are currently one of only two film festivals in the United States that exclusively feature women-directed films. The series takes place monthly beginning Dec. 2, 2018 through Mar. 8, 2019.

VISIONS & VOICES will sample a variety of short films from “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers,” a collection of historical films recently curated by Kino Lorber distribution company and the Library of Congress. The four-part series will include a variety of features and short films ranging from slapstick comedies to melodramas and thrillers–all from female directors.

The first of these will be “The Blot” from 1921 and “Suspense” from 1913 both by Lois Weber to be shown at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 2 at the Studio Theatre in the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect Street, Bellingham. Audience members will be invited to participate in a Q&A event after each film with Whatcom Community College film studies professor Susan Lonac. Films for subsequent showings will be announced and will take place at the following locations and times:

Sunday, Dec. 2: Studio Theatre in the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect Street, Bellingham, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 6:  Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 2 p.m.
(tickets must be purchased at

Friday, Feb. 1: Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden, 7 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8: Firehouse Cafe, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham, 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 general / $5 students with ID and available at Brown Paper Tickets.

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