january, 2019

17jan9:30 AMLeading Women: Rediscovering Alice Howell9:30 AM Watershed

Event Details

THURS 17 JAN 0930hrs
Watershed £5.00 – £8.00

Stand-up comedian and writer Lucy Porter champions this rarely seen prolific performer who was a huge comedy star in the late teens and early 1920s. Howell was one of the few women permitted to be funny in her own right in the male-dominated world of silent screen comedy. Here, Lucy will introduce a selection of her funniest newly restored silent comedy shorts. Curated by Ben Model and Steve Massa with special thanks to the Library of Congress. 
With live piano accompaniment.