At the last Teach-In of 2017, Ida Lupino’s career as a woman auteur in the 1950s was the center of a discussion which took in a wide range of topics. Hard, Fast and Beautiful was screened, but Lupino’s vision and the visibility of women filmmakers were under scrutiny.
Part of our ongoing From the Vidéothèque Vault series, Chris Houkal brings us Luis Buñuel’s 1953 film El Bruto (The Brute). Produced during Buñuel’s Mexican Period, El Bruto tells a complex story concerning abuses of power and the redemptive nature of love. Though not what one might expect from the surrealist Buñuel, El Bruto is fascinating in […]
Description: The Thanhouser saga begins here. On March 15h, 1910, The Actor’s Children was released to the public, initiating a seven-year run of silent film productions. While later works would draw upon classic plays and novels for their stories, this one stays within territory that was closer to the creators’ own experiences: in this case, […]