Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
7:30pm

PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS
THE RED KIMONA
Co-presented by Kino Lorber and the Library of Congress.

Grace Cunard and Helen Holmes were wonder women behind and in front of the camera. Cunard wrote, starred in and often directed a series of action vehicles, while Holmes is best known for such adventure films as THE HAZARDS OF HELEN series.

2K Restoration! “A Daughter of the Law” (1921, 22 min. Dir. Grace Cunard) Cunard stars as a Secret Service agent taking on moonshiner Cole Hebert in this Western adventure. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Restoration! THE PURPLE MASK Episode 12: “The Vault of Mystery” (1917, 20 min.) Teaming with frequent collaborator Francis Ford (director John’s brother), Grace Cunard plays Patricia Montez, a sort of benevolent Fantômas, who uses her skills to evade an investigator (Ford) and redistribute ill-gotten gains from the wealthy. Music by Rob Gal. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Color-Tinted Restoration! THE HAZARDS OF HELEN Episode: “The Wild Engine” (1915, 11 min.) Comprised of stand-alone episodes rather than the usual cliffhanger, this stunt-packed film series stars Helen Holmes as the titular heroine, here rescuing the passengers of a runaway train. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Read more about these films in an article by Cari Beauchamp on our blog.

Program hosted by Illeana Douglas.
Color-Tinted 2K Restoration!

THE RED KIMONA
1925, 77 min, USA, Dir: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport

This sensationalistic drama stars Priscilla Bonner as Gabrielle Darley, who is swept off her feet by an older man only to be deposited in a New Orleans brothel; though she eventually frees herself, scandal continues to dog the young woman. With her late husband stigmatized for drug use, narrator Davenport implores audiences not to judge the central character - which didn’t stop the real-life Gabrielle Darley from filing a lawsuit. Courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Jul 27, 2018 • 7:30pm

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