Women Made Films Screening Event at the Alamo


Northeast Historic Film (NHF) and Lesbian Home Movie Project (LHMP) are hosting a free screening of films from the Woman Behind the Camera Project.

The event will feature a selection of amateur films and home movies created by women from the 1920s to the 1980s with commentary from NHF Archivist Karin Carlson-Snider, LHMP Director Sharon Thompson, and Florida amateur filmmaker Shirley Lasseter. Popcorn, light refreshments, and a cash bar will be available.

Funded by a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) the Woman Behind the Camera Project seeks to identify, preserve and create access to historic amateur films made by women. Working in partnership, Northeast Historic Film, Chicago Film Archives, and the Lesbian Home Movie Project have digitized 60 film and video collections so far. Many of these can already be viewed on the project website, with more to come. Some highlights from NHF are home movies from by 1940’s Maine lawyer Marguerite Larock, a White House Garden Party hosted by Eleanor Roosevelt filmed by feminist Mary Dewson, mountaineering films from 1930’s outdoor adventurer Christine Reid, and a 1970’s experimental film by Jane Morrison. Maine writer Miriam Colwell (1917-2014), her lifelong partner artist Chenoweth Hall (1908-1999), and painter Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) appear in footage Lesbian Home Movie Project (LHMP) plans to screen. Visiting from Florida, filmmaker Shirley Lasseter will share and discuss one of her over 50 titles included in LHMP's collections.

Doors open at 6:00 pm with the films beginning at 6:30 pm. The event will be approximately 1.5 hours. Admission is FREE.

October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm