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Women and the Movies they Make: Curated by UT Dallas Assistant Professor Shilyh Warren


Still from "Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)"

Still from “Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)”

Shilyh Warren, an assistant professor of film and aesthetic studies, is curating an event this Sunday (March 25) at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson. The event focuses on female filmmakers and celebrates the works women have made since film began.

The event will be split into two programs. The first program begins with “Women Who Made the Movies (1992),” a documentary that traces the careers and films of pioneer women filmmakers. It then continues with three short films:  “Meshes of the Afternoon (1943),” by Maya Deren; “Fannie’s Film (1979),” by Fronza Woods; and “An Island Surrounded By Water (1985).” by María Novaro.

The second program will screen nine short films including “Sari Red (1988),” by Pratibha Parmar; “Measures of Distance (1988),” by Mona Hatoum; and “All Water Has a Perfect Memory (2001),” by Natalia Almada.

Shilyh Warren was also interviewed about the event on “The Big Screen,” a podcast from KERA: Interview