Unboxing the Silents: Two W.C. Fields Silent Films on Bluray from Kino (with bonus Louise Brooks)

Here’s some exciting news for comedy fans: Kino is releasing two of W.C. Fields’ silent comedies today! While his voice is iconic, it’s fascinating to see what he could do with pantomime. Oh, and one of the films features Louise Brooks.

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Unboxing the Silents: “Beggars of Life” with Louise Brooks on Bluray

This new restoration of Beggars of Life, a 1928 drama starring Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen and Wallace Beery and directed by William Wellman, has been making the festival rounds but this is you chance to own it. I’ll be going through the contents of this disc and showcasing what it has to offer.

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Unboxing the Silents: Early Women Filmmakers, an International Anthology from Flicker Alley

The film industry’s gender gap behind the camera is in the news a fair bit these days. Campaigns like #52FilmsByWomen are shining a spotlight on the talents of female directors and while it is wonderful to celebrate modern women with megaphones, let’s not forget their ancestresses.

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