Monday, November 27th, 2018 @ 4PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]

When: Tuesday, November 27th @ 4PM
What: Droles de dames
*This program accompanies Silent Comedy International.

Because of the physical punishment involved in the earliest film comedies, women’s roles, especially domineering mothers-in-law or hideous prospective brides, were often played by men in drag. Soon there emerged hardy performers, like Sarah Duhamel and Little Chrysias, who weren’t afraid of taking hard knocks for laughs, and the floodgates opened for other female practitioners such as Florence Turner, Alice Howell, and Betty Balfour.

Program Approx. 110 min.

Cunegonde de aime son maitre (Cunegonde in Love with Her Master). 1912. France

She Cried. 1912. USA. Directed by Albert W. Hale

Le singe de Patronille (Patronille’s Monkey). 1913. France

Distilled Love. 1920. USA. Directed by Vin Moore, Dick Smith

Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweeps. 1922. Great Britain. Directed by George Pearson

Where: Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M

Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. The price of a film admission ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket or MoMA membership within 30 days.

Monday November 19th, 2018 by Makia Matsumura
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