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LOIS WEBER: FIRST AUTEUR

Sunday, July 30
Sunday, August 6
Saturday, September 16

Actress, producer and director Lois Weber (1879-1939) made her first feature in 1911. By 1916, she was one of America’s highest-paid directors and, a year later, running her own studio.  A technical innovator, Weber also grappled with a wide range of social issues, including prostitution, capital punishment and birth control.

♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner at all shows

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“Along with D.W. Griffith, Weber was the American cinema’s first genuine auteur.”
– Anthony Slide

Films in this Series

Sunday, July 30

♪ 5:10

Sunday, August 6

♪ 5:30

Saturday, September 16

♪ 3:00