Lois Weber Shoes 1916The ambitious month-long Yorkshire Silent Film Festival kicks off on 1 July, with film screenings across the Yorkshire area.

As well a plethora of sensational women on screen including Colleen Moore, Louise Brooks and Brigitte Helm, the Festival also features two films by director silent-women-bookLois Weber, one of the many amazing women working behind the scenes celebrated in our recent book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema.

Ellen Cheshire one of the contributors to this book will be giving a short talk before the screening of Lois Weber’s Shoes (1916) on 19 July at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, and you can also catch Weber’s 1921 The Blot at the Showroom in Sheffield on 9 July.

We’ll be selling copies of the book there for £12 (cash only) or you can order a copy online now.