The Blot (1921) 94 minutes USA
We celebrate Women’s History Month with two pioneers. Lois Weber was the most versatile and successful (but now often forgotten) woman film-maker during the silent-era. Today’s feature focuses on the debilitating societal-inequity and poverty suffered by teachers and the clergy, whose salaries do not compensate their efforts, in a drama about class and “haves and have-nots.” Directed and written by Lois Weber.

We also celebrate Mabel Normand, who directed and co-stars in the comedy-short: Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914) 12 minutes, the film for which Charlie Chaplin created his Tramp character and costume.

With Live Piano Accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.

Curated and Hosted by Ken Gordon.

Children under the age of six will not be admitted to this program. 

Silent Movie Matinees is supported by Los Blancos and other generous supporters.

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