The University of Maryland has organized a three day film retrospective and conference on the films of Alice Guy Blache for November 8th, 9th, and 10th of 2012. Organized in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art and La Maison Française at the French Embassy in Washington, this event will combine film screenings and scholarly presentations. The symposium held at the University of Maryland on Friday, November 9th is cosponsored by the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies, the Graduate School, the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, Honors Humanities, the Department of French and Italian, and the Department of English.
Notable moments will include the screening of a newly discovered and preserved film, Parson Sue (Solax, 1912) at the National Gallery event.
At the Symposium on Friday at the University of Maryland, I will be talking about the six weeks Alice Guy spent making films in Spain, a topic I barely touched on in my book.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th AT 7:00 PM
@ La Maison Française (French Embassy), 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC. Admission: General: $8, Students w/id: $5
CINE-CONCERT: short-films by Alice Guy Blaché. Music performed by the pianist Burnett Thompson. Followed by a reception.
Sage-Femme de Première Classe (First Class Midwife), Gaumont 1902 3:29 mins.
New Love For Old, (Solax 1912) 4:50 mins.
Falling Leaves, (Solax 1912) 12:00 mins.
Roads Lead Home (Solax 1913 ) 16:36 mins.
Le Matelas alcoolique (Drunken Mattress )(Gaumont 1906) 10:10 mins.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, from 9AM to 5PM
@ The University of Maryland, Language House (St. Mary's Hall), Multipurpose Room. Free and open to the public. See http://film.umd.edu/grad/aliceguy.html
Symposium: Screenings and Presentations by
Rick Altman (University of Iowa/Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), Isabelle Gournay (UMCP School of Architecture), Brian Jacobson (University of St. Andrews, UK), Alison McMahan (Homunculus Productions), Charles Musser (Yale University), and Kim Tomadjoglou (Library of Congress).
Hosted by Caroline Eades, Elizabeth Papazian, Oliver Gaycken and Brian Real (Graduate Field Committee on Film Studies, UMCP)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 2:00 PM
@ The National Gallery of Art, 4th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, Metro: Archives or Judiciary Square. Free and open to the public. http://www.nga.gov/programs/film/index.shtm#aliceguy
Ciné-‐Concert: Films by Alice Guy-Blaché with musical accompaniment by Kim and Kathryn Kluge
The Sieurin Collection (1899–1900)
FiveO'Clock Tea (Gaumont phonoscène, sung by Dranem, 1905)
Falling Leaves (Solax, 1912)
Greater Love Hath No Man (Solax 1911)
Mixed Pets (Solax 1911)
Alice Guy tourne une phonoscène (Gaumont 1905)
The Ocean Waif (1916)
Parson Sue (Solax 1912) - Newly discovered film!