The Women’s Film Preservation Fund and the New York branch of Women in Film and Television have worked tirelessly to rescue and restore films that feature women in key creative roles. Since 1995, their work has led to the saving of over 100 films, spanning every genre.
The Museum of Modern Art will mark this achievement with a two-week film exhibition: Carte Blanche: Women Writing the Language of Cinema. Showcasing works by women, this series of screenings will kick off on February 2 with Desperately Seeking Susan, directed by Susan Seidelman and written by Leora Barish, and Alice Guy-Blaché’s Matrimony’s Speed Limit.
Running until February 13, Carte Blanche will showcase over 50 films, including works by Shirley Clarke, Elaine Summers, Lois Weber, Ida Lupino, Faith Hubley, Dorothy Arzner, Sofia Coppola, Debra Granik, Maya Deren, Trinh T. Min-ha, Barbara Kopple, and Nancy Savoca.
The series will include Modern Mondays: An Evening with Barbara Moss on February 9. A discussion with Barbara Moss will follow a screening of her documentary A Crime To Fit the Punishment.
See the full program at MoMA’s site.