Movie Queen: Selections from the Women's Film Preservation Fund

co-presented with the women's film preservation fund and ampersand

Jun. 26 - 9:45 am
Cinema Project @ Ampersand
2916 NE Alberta St

About This Screening

The Women's Film Preservation Fund is the only program in the world that works to preserve the cultural legacy of women in the film industry. Founded in 1995, their mission is to identify, preserve, and present American films in which women have played a significant creative role. This one-night only presentation includes That Man of Mine, a charming musical starring a young Ruby Dee and musicians from the all-woman jazz band, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Made by a small independent black company for black audiences, it was one of the first films to successfully counter its era's negative stereotypes of African-Americans. And from late 1930s Groton, Massachusetts is The Movie Queen, a rare example of the “see yourself in pictures” genre. For this fun screening under the stars, Cinema Project has teamed up with northeast Portland photo and ephemera gallery Ampersand.

Program Details

Saturday June 26th
  • The Movie Queen by Margaret Cram Showalter
  • That Man of Mine by Leonard Anderson
  • The 45 by Margaret Conneely

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