Back to School with SYA France's Peña

CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. WE WILL RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE.

ALICE GUY: THE FIRST FEMALE CINEMATOGRAPHER 

Wednesday, February 21, at 3 PM EST

Alice Guy, the first female cinematographer

Join Eva Peña, SYA France's cinema teacher and extracurricular coordinator, for a look behind the lens of Alice Guy. From 1896 to 1906 Alice Guy was probably the only woman film director in the world. She had begun as a secretary for Léon Gaumont and made her first film in 1896. After that first film, she directed and produced or supervised almost six hundred silent films ranging in length from one minute to thirty minutes, the majority of which were of the single-reel length. 

 

Conversational skills in French are recommended.