The Theatre Library Association Presents:
Women in Film:A� Research, Digital Preservation & Access
Join us onA�October 17, 2014A�for a discussion moderated by TLA President Nancy Friedland looking at women in film from three different perspectives. Mark Newton,A�Production Manager for Columbia Universitya��s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), will discuss the Columbia Universitya��sA�Women Film Pioneers ProjectA�(https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/), a freely accessible online database showcasing the hundreds of women who worked behind the camera during the silent film era. Kathryn Hearst, professor of womena��s history at Sarah Lawrence College, will speak about her work as a scholar and professor and the challenges to researching early women filmmakers. Bette Gordon, filmmaker and film professor at Columbia Universitya��s School of the Arts will address women in film in the twenty-first century. Brief panel presentations will be followed by lively moderated discussion.
Nancy E. FriedlandA�has been affiliated with Columbia University Libraries for 19 years, where she is Librarian for Media, Film Studies and Performing Arts, and liaison to School of the Arts.A� She served as faculty partner onA�The Film Language GlossaryA�and the advisory group forA�Women Film Pioneers Project. Nancy currently serves as TLA President, and was Co-Chair of the SIBMAS TLA 2014 Conference.A� She also was Editor and contributor toA�Documenting: Costume DesignA�(2010),A�part ofA�Performing Arts Resourcesa�� design series.A� She contributed to the first editorial team ofA�Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies.A� Ms. Friedland is Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institutea��s School of Information and Library Science and Long Island Universitya��s Palmer School of Information Science, where she teaches courses in Film and Media Collections: Archival and Curatorial Practices, Researching Local History: Cities and Towns, and Digital Humanities.A�A�She currently serves on the board of Women Make Movies.A� She received an MA in Theatre Studies from New York University and MLS from Rutgers.
Bette GordonA�is a filmmaker and film professor who premiered her newest featureA�Handsome HarryA�at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival with subsequent screenings at the IFC in New York City and Sunset 5 in Los Angeles.A�Handsome HarryA�featured a stellar ensemble cast, including Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, Campbell Scott, John Savage and Jamey Sheridan. A pioneer in the American independent film world, Gordon is best known for her bold explorations of themes related to sexuality, violence and power. She has been the subject of various retrospectives including at IFC Cinema (2010)A�and Anthology Film Archives (2011), as well as at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 2011 and Indiana University in 2012. Her early short films, most notablyA�Empty Suitcases, won numerous awards and festival acclaim worldwide, including showings at the Berlin International Film Festival, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Biennial.A�VarietyA�(1984) marked her debut as a feature film director, particularly in light of the film’s invitational showing at The Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight.A�LuminousA�Motion, based on the acclaimed novelA�History of Luminous Motion, was produced by Ted Hope and Anthony Bregman of Good Machine.
Kathryn HearstA�has been on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College since 2011, teaching undergraduate history and graduate-level womena��s history. She specializes in gender, race,A�sexuality, and class in film and media; womena��s and gender history; and social andA�cultural history of the United States and Europe. Kathryn has worked in television,A�film, and mediaA�development at The Polone Company and Hearst Entertainment. In addition to her work with theA�WFPP, she is a contributor to theA�Bancroftania, University of California-Berkeley; and an advisor to MoMAa��sA�To Save and ProjectA�film series. Kathryn is a member of WomenA�Writing Womena��s Lives, CUNY; the advisory board for the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation of the American Museum of Natural History; and the advisory council of Columbia Universitya��s SchoolA�of the Arts. She received a PhD in History and a MFA in Film, both from Columbia University.
Mark NewtonA�is the Production Manager for CDRS. He oversees theA�production schedules of the Web-based projects of the Center,A�including publication support for online scholarly journals,A�conference proceedings, and other digital projects related to theA�needs of the Columbia University community for scholarly exchange, andA�manages a staff of eight developers, designers, and project managersA�in the service of the centera��s multiple project timelines. Prior to joining CDRS, Mark was Digital Collections Librarian andA�Assistant Professor at Purdue University Libraries. He received aA�Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the UniversityA�of Illinois in 2007.
At theA�New York Public Librarya��s Bruno Walter Theatre, 111 Amsterdam Avenue.A�October 17, 2014.
TLA Annual Business Meeting (open to the public) will take place fromA�5:30-6:00PM.
Doors open atA�6:45, panel event fromA�7:00-8:00 PM.
Reservations required:A�RSVP FORM
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