Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters, Columbia-Boone and followed by a Skype with filmmaker Kay Sloan facilitated by Kerri Yost, Associate Professor of Digital Filmmaking at Stephens College. Tuesday, November 19 at 6pm. Free!

"In the days before movies could talk, silent films spoke clearly of sexual politics, and in Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, historian and writer Kay Sloan has unearthed and assembled rare films that open a historic window onto how women's suffrage was represented in early American cinema—from Charlie Chaplin in drag to a fiery and prescient speech from president of the Women's Political Union, Harriet Stanton Blatch.

Courtesy of Women Make Movies.

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Additional reading: Sexual Warfare in the Silent Cinema: Comedies and Melodramas of Woman Suffragism. Kay Sloan, American Quarterly 1981.