“Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers” out today!!

Following the success of the critically-acclaimed “Pioneers of African Cinema” 2 years ago, Kino Lorber is releasing its 2nd special Blu-ray/DVD box set today. The much-anticipated “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers” puts a spotlight on the first women filmmakers in the early days of cinema. Similar to the previous project, Kino turned to Kickstarter to fund the project, and it’s been already garnering quite a buzz and accolades – “a corrective to our collective amnesia. A thrilling look at the variety of films made by women, most before they won the right to vote” (New York Times).

I had again an honor of contributing new solo piano scores for this project:

  • DISC ONE: Falling Leaves, Alice Guy Blaché, 1912, 11.75 min (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • DISC TWO: Too Wise Wives, Lois Weber, 1921, 69.5 min (Blu-ray only)
  • DISC FOUR: The Dream Lady, Wilson, Elsie Jane, 1918, 53.75 min (Blu-ray/DVD)

It has been tremendously humbling to be invited to participate in this significant re-discovery and celebration of women in film industry. My heartfelt thanks to producer Mr. Bret Wood for the kind consideration.

Press Release from Kino Lorber

Official Trailer