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Alice Fest Will Showcase the Work of North Carolina Women Filmmakers, Sunday, March 25, at CDS

From Alice Guy-Blaché's film "Madame A Des Envies"

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund, presents Alice Fest, a film festival and showcase of work by North Carolina women—short docs, experimental films, and works-in-progress. Come early and meet the filmmakers; doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and films will begin at 2 p.m. There will be door prizes, including drawings for a pocket HD camcorder, DVDs of documentary films, gift certificates, and more.

Alice Fest
Sunday, March 25, doors open at 1:30 p.m., films begin at 2 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina

Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited; register by sending your name to: March25rsvp@gmail.com

Alice Fest is named for Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a filmmaking pioneer and one of the first film directors. Her career spanned more than twenty-five years, during which she directed, produced, wrote, or oversaw more than seven hundred films. From 1896–1906, she was Gaumont Film Company’s head of production, and is generally considered to be the first filmmaker to systematically develop narrative filmmaking. Many of her films have been lost, and in many instances her accomplishments have been credited to one of her male colleagues.

For more information on the event, visit alicefest.org.

 

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