Lois Weber: Film Pioneer

By June 10, 2019 No Comments
Thu-Jun-13-2019 at 7:00 pm

Heinz History Center

Celebrate early filmmaking pioneer Lois Weber’s 140th birthday with the unveiling of a new historical marker outside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny branch during the day, then join the History Center in the evening for a special program.

At 7 p.m., dive into film history with actor and Turner Classic Movies host Illeana Douglas and Dr. Shelley Stamp, film historian and professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Douglas and Stamp will discuss Lois Weber’s body of work as a director and an innovator in early American film, which was featured in their respective work as executive producer and curator on the New York Film Critics Award-winning DVD box set, “Pioneers: First Female Filmmakers.”

Following the program, both Douglas and Stamp will sign copies of their work, which will be available for purchase the evening of the program.

Heinz History Center

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