Quarterly event series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts
October topic: The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blache — Film Screening & Panel Discussion
The Lost Garden looks at the life and times of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873-1968) — arguably, the first narrative filmmaker in the world. Creating her first motion picture in France in the 1890s, Alice Guy-Blaché went on to found her own successful production company in the US, producing and writing more than 700 films. Clips from her films, which were cleverly edited to illustrate events from her personal life, are intercut with revealing excerpts from TV interviews with Guy-Blaché, photographs, reminiscences by family members, and interviews with film historians. A fitting tribute to one of cinema’s most fearless pioneers, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Runtime: 53 minutes.
Networking at 6:30 p.m.; speaker presentation begins at 7:00 pm.
Complimentary food and drink.