Schedule 2021

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Online Premiere Screening: 2:30pm EST / 7:30pm GMT
Kennington Bioscope: Solax, The House Built by Alice Guy Blaché
Available to view FREE on the Kennington Bioscope YouTube Channel through June 30, 2021.
Nine shorts (1911–13) produced & directed by Alice Guy Blaché.

Panel A: 9:00am–11:00am EST
Program IIPanel # 1: The Art of Recycling: Early Soviet Compilation Film
Chair: Anastasia Kostina
Participants: Lilya Kaganovsky (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Anastasia Kostina (Yale U.), Joshua Malitsky (Indiana U.), Oksana Sarkisova (Central European U.)
Includes Screening: Manifest / Manifesto (Lidia Stepanova, USSR, 1927). RT: 45 min.

Panel B, Part I: 12:00pm–1:00pm EST
Program III—Panel # 1: Alice’s French-American Connection: From Paris, France to Fort Lee, New Jersey
Moderators: Aurore Spiers & Tami Williams
Respondent: Martin Barnier (U. Lyon 2)
Participants: Céline Ruivo (Post-Doc, UC Louvain/B-Magic), Wafa Ghermani (Cinémathèque Française)

Panel B, Part II: 1:00pm–2:00pm EST
Moderators: Clara Auclair & Kim Tomadjoglou
Participants: Clara Auclair (PhD Candidate, U. Rochester/U. Paris Diderot), Richard Koszarski (Barrymore Film Center, Fort Lee, NJ)
Related Online Screening: Kennington Bioscope YouTube Channel

Online Screening & Discussion: 3:00pm–4:00pm EST
Lights! Camera! Alice! A Conversation with Manohla Dargis (New York Times) & Ariel Schweitzer (Cahiers du cinéma). With newly released extracts from Alice Guy, Pioneer of the 7th Art, Forgotten by History (Nathalie Masduraud & Valérie Urrea, France, 2021).
English translation for ARTE documentary (PLEASE DO NOT CITE OR CIRCULATE – FOR WSS USE ONLY)

Coordinators/Moderators: Kim Tomadjoglou & Tami Williams
Introduction:  Tami Williams

Online Screening: 7:00pm–9:30pm EST
Segodnya / Today (Cannons or Tractors?) (Esfir Shub, USSR, 1930). RT: 75 min. 
Introduction: Anastasia Kostina
The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West (Marion E. Wong, US, 1916). RT: 50 min.
Introduction: Cordelia Siporin
A Comedy of Errors (Alice Guy Blaché, US, 1912). RT: 14 min. 
Introduction: Kim Tomadjoglou and Tami Williams, with commentary by composer AJ Layague

Panel C: 9:00am–11:00am EST
Program I—Panel # 1Global and Local: Silent Era Chinese Film Production for International Export
Chair: Yan-fei Song
Participants: Daoxin Li (Peking U.), Xuelei Huang (U. Edinburgh), Yongchun Fu (Zhejiang U.)

Panel D: 12:00pm–2:00pm EST
Program IV: “Breakthroughs: What Can Digital Humanities Tell Us That We Didn’t Know?”
Chair: Kate Saccone
Participants: Sarah Blankfort Clothier (AFI), Sarah-Mai Dang (Philipps U. Marburg), Jeffrey Klenotic (U. New Hampshire)

Panel E: 3:00pm–5:00pm EST
Program I—Panel # 2: The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916) and the Legacies of Marion E. Wong
Virtual viewing for The Curse of Quon Gwon (PLEASE DO NOT CITE OR CIRCULATE – FOR WSS USE ONLY)
Chair: Cordelia Siporin
Participants: Gregory Yee Mark (California State U., Sacramento), Yan-fei Song (Beijing Normal U.), Cordelia Siporin (Fairleigh Dickinson U.)

Panel F: 9:00am–11:00am EST
Program I—Panel # 3: Chinatowns and Overseas Chinese
Chair: Jing Peng
Participants: Kim K. Fahlstedt (Stockholm U.), Yan-fei Song (Beijing Normal U.), Yiman Wang (UCSC), S. Louisa Wei. (City U. Hong Kong)

Panel G: 12:00pm–2:00pm EST
Program IIPanel # 2: Women in Silent Soviet Documentary
Chair: Daria Ezerova
Participants: Daria Ezerova (Columbia U.), John MacKay (Yale U.), Natalie Ryabchikova (Higher School of Economics, Russia), Raisa Sidenova (Newcastle U.)
Includes Screening:
Tungusy / Tungus (Elizaveta Svilova, USSR, 1927). RT: 12 min.
Bukhara (Elizaveta Svilova, USSR, 1927). RT: 11 min.
Pioneria / Pioneers (Arsha Ovanesova and E. Borisovich, USSR, 1931). RT: 11 min.

Panel H: 3:00pm–5:00pm EST
Program III— Panel # 2: Out(side) of Time? Alice Guy Blaché, Film Canons, and Media Histories Today
Moderators: Clara Auclair & Aurore Spiers
Participants: Jane Gaines (Columbia U.), André Gaudreault (U. Montréal), Marie Kondrat (U. Genève), Kiki Loveday (PhD Candidate, UCSC)
Related Online Screening: Kennington Bioscope YouTube Channel