MSS 081 220.tifOur friends at the Kennington Bioscope in conjunction with Worthing WOW are presenting An Evening Celebrating the Silent Film Pioneer Nell Shipman.

A double-screening of a documentary about Nell Shipman followed by one of her films is being held at the super Cinema Museum in Kennington on 19 October, 7.30
£4 (£3 of which goes to the Cinema Museum). Must book.

Girl From God’s Country (2014)
A documentary by Karen about silent film writer, director, and star, Nell Shipman. In 1922 she came to Idaho’s Priest Lake from Hollywood with her 10-year-old son, her ill-fated lover-producer, a future Academy Award-winning cinematographer (Joseph Walker) and a personal zoo of 70 animal actors that included bobcats, bears, elk, eagles, deer and sled dogs. She was the first of her kind! The documentary includes rare footage of these artists, including minority filmmakers, Zora Neale Hurston and Miriam Wong. Geena Davis and female directors discuss gender-inequities Nell and her counterparts faced that perpetuate in today’s film industry.

Director Karen Day explains her journey to discover more about Nell Shipman and the creation of the documentary in our book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema

Followed by …

Back-to-Gods-Country-399x488Back To God’s Country (1919)
Directed by David Hartford with Nell Shipman, Charles Arling and Wheeler Oakman.
A woman finds herself all alone in a remote harbour with the man responsible for the murder of her father. With seemingly nobody around to protect her, she has to be resourceful.

We’ll be selling copies of Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema at a special price of £12 (cash only)