Hypocrites – Watch Free for Women's History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re offering free streaming of Hypocrites, a groundbreaking 1915 film by pioneering director, writer, and actor Lois Weber from our collection Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers. With over 130 films to her name, across a career spanning nearly 30 years, Weber’s contributions to the art and craft of cinema place her among the most important filmmakers of the silent era. She continues to be recognized as an influential artist who paved the way for women behind the camera in the decades to come. Hypocrites was restored by the Library of Congress with a new score by Ben Model.

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Hypocrites

Hypocrites tells the story of a modern-day clergyman who, in a dream, exposes the hypocrisies of his congregation with the help of the "Naked Truth." Hailed in its day as a "new revelation in the artistic possibilities of the photo-play," Hypocrites uses superimposition to portray the allegorical figure of Truth.


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Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers – An Introduction

This short documentary discusses the important role of women filmmakers in shaping the Hollywood film industry during the silent era, featuring interviews with leading scholars and historians including Shelley Stamp, Cari Beauchamp, Anthony Slide, Jane M. Gaines, Karen Ward Mahar, and Rob Stone.


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