The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode Page
Episode #93 – May 7, 2023
Episode #92 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday May 7, 2023 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Little Chrysia, Leontine, Sarah Duhamel, Florence Turner, and more of cinema’s first “nasty women.””
SPECIAL GUESTS: Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Curator of Silent Film at EYE Filmmuseum and Co-Curator of Cinema’s First Nasty Women. Maggie Hennefeld, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature at University of Minnesota, author of Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes and Co-Curator of Cinema’s First Nasty Women.
The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free, on YouTube.
A Nervous Kitchen Maid (1907) rel. June 29, 1907 by Pathé Frères.
Zoe and the Miraculous Umbrella (1913) starring Little Chrysia; dir. Romeo Bosetti; rel. November 7, 1913 by Pathé Comica.
Leotine, The Troublemaker (1911) starring Leontine, with Sarah Duhamel; dir. Romeo Bosetti; rel. September 6, 1911 by Pathé Freres.
The Dairymaid’s Revenge (1899) dir & photo. Frank S. Armitage; rel. 1899 by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Patoulliard Has a Jealous Wife (1912) starring Sarah Duhamel and Paul Bertho; dir. Romeo Bosetti; rel. May 24, 1912 by Lux Films.
Daisy Doodad’s Dial (1914) starring Florence Turner and Laurence Trimble; dir. Laurence Trimble; rel. April 1914 by Turner Films, LTD: dist. Hepworth Manufacturing Company.
All films courtesy of Kino Video’s 2022 Cinema’s First Nasty Women Blu-Ray/DVD set
Women Film Pioneers Project website: https://wfpp.columbia.edu/cinemas-first-nasty-women/
PDF of Cinema’s First Nasty Women: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0cwexgqmo52bhhz/NastyWomen_Booklet_Integrated_v1.pdf
Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour in Minneapolis: https://mspfilm.org/2023-ritrovato-on-tour/
Nasty Women theme month on Movies Silently: https://moviessilently.com/2023/05/06/theme-month-may-2023-nasty-women/
Time Zone Info:
- Pacific Time – 12 noon
- Mountain Time – 1 pm
- Central Time – 2 pm
- Eastern Time – 3 pm
- Argentina/Nova Scotia – 5/4 pm
- UK/England – 8 pm
- Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9 pm (21:00)
- Eastern Australia – 7 am Monday
- Western Australia – 4 am Monday
- Japan (Tokyo) – 5 am Monday
Where to watch the show:
The stream will go live on YouTube about 5-10 minutes before the show’s start time at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Click the image below to go to Ben Model’s YouTube channel where you can subscribe and get an email notification about the stream link.
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