Theme Month! March 2018: Women in Silent Animation

Animation can sometimes seem like a boys’ game but there have always been talented women who created astonishing films using both traditional and unorthodox techniques. We’re going to be celebrating the women who worked with animation and pantomime during the month of March.

I will be covering both silent era animation and material that’s a little bit newer. I hope to showcase an unbroken line of talented women who tell stories using images and music but no dialogue.

As an appetizer, here is my review of The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the earliest known surviving full-length animated feature from the legendary Lotte Reiniger.

And here is my review of The Nose, which was co-directed by Claire Parker using the unique process known as pinscreen.

Lots more good stuff is coming! I hope you will enjoy yourselves.


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