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Lumière Festival Continues to Celebrate Female Filmmakers with Ida Lupino Tribute

14 October 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Now in its third year, the Lumière Festival’s ongoing Permanent History of Women Filmmakers section isn’t a series of disconnected annual retrospectives — its three editions thus far build a chronological narrative of female innovation behind the camera. In 2012, the festival appropriately began at the beginning, celebrating narrative cinema pioneer Alice Guy; 2013 kept the focus French, as Impressionist filmmaker Germaine Dulac was put under the spotlight.

This year’s Lumiere fest expands the gender conversation beyond its own borders, with Hollywood feminist trailblazer Ida Lupino the subject of 2014’s section.

British-born actor and filmmaker Lupino’s onscreen work alone would earn her a place on the historical honor roll of American studio cinema: Her intelligent, decidedly modern star presence was put to memorably flinty use in such films as Raoul Walsh’s “High Sierra” and Sam Peckinpah’s “Junior Bonner.”

Yet it was as a helmer that Lupino did her most influential work. »

- Guy Lodge

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