DVDs | Kino International | c2008
New York : Kino International, c2008.
1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. tinted and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
First ladies, early women filmmakers
Silent films with English intertitles and musical score.
Hypocrites: Courtenay Foote, Myrtle Stedman, Herbert Standing, Adele Farrington.
Eleanor's catch: Cleo Madison, William V. Mong, Lule Warrenton, Ed Hearn, Margaret Whistler, Ray Hanford, Harry Mann.
Hypocrites: ; writer/producer/director, Lois Weber ; photography, Dal Clawson, George Hill ; produced for video by Jessica Rosner ; original piano score composed and performed by Jon Mirsalis.
Eleanor's catch: director/producer, Cleo Madison ; writer, William V. Mong.
Originally released as individual silent motion pictures in 1915 and 1916.
Hypocrites: Follows parallel stories of an early Christian ascetic and a modern minister. Gabriel is a medieval monk who devotes himself to completing a statue of "Truth," only to be murdered by a mob when his work turns out to be an image of a naked woman. The contemporary Gabriel is pastor of a large urban congregation for whom religion is a matter of appearances, not beliefs. The hypocrisy of the congregation is exposed by a series of vignettes in which the Naked Truth is portrayed by a naked woman, revealing their appetites for money, sex and power.
Eleanor's catch: A delightful short, directed by and starring Cleo Madison. In this two-reeler, she plays a young city girl dragged into a life of crime by a ne'er-do-well suitor. A terrific surpise ending gives Cleo an early claim to promoting women's equality in the workforce.
Hypocrites (1915, col. tinted, 50 min.) -- Eleanor's catch (1916, b&w, 15 min.)
Title on container: Hypocrites plus Eleanor's catch
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