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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:
PDF of Cinema’s First Nasty Women:
Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour in Minneapolis:
Nasty Women theme month on Movies Silently

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.

Mentioned on episode:
Steve Massa and Ben Model’s “cabin fever” recommendations:

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