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Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival • March 29 – April 8, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Fri, Mar 3, 2017

Repertory Series ArchiveThe Women Who Built Hollywood


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New Digital Restoration!

Double Feature with DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI

(1916) dir Lois Weber w/Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffith, Mattie Witting [60 min; DCP]
In SHOES, just one of the fifteen films that she directed in 1916, Weber weaves the beautifully simple story of a destitute shop girl with on-location exteriors shot around Los Angeles to create her masterpiece. The director’s brand-new discovery, sixteen-year-old MacLaren is the embodiment of too-early world-weariness. SHOES is a plea for women’s equality that portrays the reality and tragedy of a shop girl in modern society.
Restored by EYE Filmmuseum, Netherlands.
To learn more about Lois Weber and the restorations, visit

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Friday 3/3
at 5:30 PM
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