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06/18/2020 — Summer Virtual Movie Club, Falling Leaves

Since we can’t go to the movies with friends, let’s watch some great movies and talk about them with friends!

Summer Virtual Movie Club presents:

Women Filmmakers: Celebrating Pioneers and their Pupils
Jennifer Gauthier
Professor of Media and Culture

Thursday, June 18, 2020
7 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom (Download Zoom)

Jennifer Gauthier has curated a mini festival featuring films made by women from all over the world. All are available streaming from various providers. Watch the films on your own, and then tune in to the Zoom discussion to share your thoughts. Tune in for the whole series, or tune in for one film, the discussions promise to be lively and thought-provoking.

This week’s selection…

Falling Leaves
(Alice Guy Blaché, 1912) 12 mins. [YouTube]
The first female filmmaker, Alice Guy Blaché directs this sweet tale of sisterly love. Blaché not only wrote and directed her films, she also owned her own studio, Solax films, based in Queens, New York and then New Jersey.

“In this introductory discussion, we will talk about the film as well as some basic elements of film study. When I teach American movies, I begin with Alice Guy Blaché’s work.”

Don’t forget the popcorn!

Register here for connection information:

Contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations,, 434.947.8102, with questions or for more information.

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