Many years in the making, this bold follow-up to Mark Cousins’s The Story of Film (DFF35) incorporates nearly 200 film clips to show how movies are made. Comprised of 40 chapters, it considers how to frame an image; how to introduce a character; how to film sex, dance, and death; and how the genres of comedy, melodrama, and sci-fi work, among many other key questions. Here’s the twist: It focuses exclusively on works directed by women from every continent and period in cinematic history.
Narrated by Tilda Swinton (with future installments to be narrated by other A-listers), Women Make Film is both an engrossing celebration of the art of the moving picture and an eye-opening j’accuse to film historians who have largely written women out of their chronicles. What movies did they make? What techniques did they use? And what can we learn about cinema—and ourselves—from them?
Sponsored by Sheila K. O’Brien, British Airways, Barbara Bridges, Baird, UK Government Office – Denver, IBCircle, Friends of UNFPA, Queen City Optical Provisions, Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Helliemae’s, KIND Snacks, Capital One Café
Producer: John Archer | Editor: Timo Langer | Screenwriter: Mark Cousins