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Lost & Found at the Movies:
Into Great Silents

John Nein
Featuring Allyson Nadia Field and Shelley Stamp
September 29, 2021

For as long as there’s been a movie industry, there have been filmmakers compelled to work outside of it. In celebration of National Silent Movie Day, Lost & Found at the Movies offers two stories that explore early expressions of “independence” – women filmmakers like Lois Weber and African-American filmmakers like Oscar Micheaux. Subsequently written out of prevailing narratives of film history, they are also stories that shed light on the richness and complexity of filmmaking during the silent era.

We also look at the enduring influence of silent film for contemporary filmmakers and we revisit the idea that “Silence is Golden.”


Lost & Found at the Movies is generously supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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