Nasty Women Press Coverage

Bertha Regustus in Laughing Gas (1907) during the Nasty Women 3 shorts program in the Teatro Verdi Pordenone during the 2021 edition of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. Photo by Valerio Greco.

Recent press about the release of Cinema’s First Nasty Women

Claire Madsen, “First Alternative Film Screening.” The Colgate Maroon-News (February 3, 2023) [Review of CFNW screening at Colgate University’

David Mermelstein, “Cinema’s First Nasty Women.” The Wall Street Journal (January 16, 2023)

Cinema’s First Nasty Women,” DVDBeaver (January 15, 2023)

Anne Brodie, “Regaining Life, Messing Up, Shocking History and Delightful Nasty Women!” What She Said, whatshesaidtalk.com (January 13, 2023)
“Do yourself a favour and get a hold of this wonderful compilation and run wild. It comes with a terrific book detailing the movement and the women.”

Mike Berger, “Video Vault- January 11, 2023.” yesweekly.com (January 11, 2023)

Rebecca Wright, Blu-ray Review: Cinema’s First Nasty Women | Movie Gazette Online (January 7, 2023). “Carefully curated, Cinema’s First Nasty Women is a wonderful document of a largely forgotten era that deserves to be remembered for generations to come.”

James L. Neibaur, “Blu Ray Review: Cinema’s First Nasty Women” (January 2023). “The set, and its films, are important for their historical significance, visual aesthetics, and entertainment value. It is, quite frankly, the greatest video release of 2022.”

Cinema’s First Nasty Women Blu-ray Set Review: Thoughtfully Highlights Unknown Performers from Different Walks of Life,” Cinema Sentries (December 29, 2022)

Mike Gebert, DVD-Blu-ray review, NitrateVille (December 29, 2022)

Tim Clodfelter, “Christmas is over, time for Halloween” (timstidbits.com) (December 28, 2023)

Michael Atkinson, “Cinema’s First Nasty Women,” Sight & Sound (December 2022).

DVD/Blu-ray review on Media Play News (December 20, 2022)

The Best Movies to Buy Or Stream This Week.” The Playlist (December 20, 2022)

The 20 Best Home Video Releases of 2022.” Slant Magazine (December 19, 2022)

DVD/Blu-ray shout-out, Bottom Shelf Movies (December 19, 2022)

New Books in Film podcast episode: “Cinema’s First Nasty Women,” interview with curators Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, October 4, 2022

Letícia Magalhães, “Cinema’s First Nasty Women: Interview with curators Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi.” Cine Suffragette (September 2, 2022)

University of Minnesota Professor Uncovers Silent Film’s Forgotten, Feminist Stars.” Star Tribune (August 22, 2022)

UCLA Film & Television Archive Celebrates ‘Nasty Women’ of 1900s Film Industry.” The Daily Bruin (August 20, 2022)

Manohla Dargis, “Rewriting Women Back into Film History.” The New York Times, August 19, 2022. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/19/movies/nasty-women-cinema.html

NitrateVille Radio Episode 89: Cinema’s First Nasty Women, podcast interview with curators Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi and music supervisor Dana Reason (August 19, 2022). https://soundcloud.com/user-368963594/89-cinemas-first-nasty-women

“University of Minnesota Professor Uncovers Silent Film’s Forgotten, Feminist Stars.”

Recent press about Cinema’s First Nasty Women

Take Cinema’s First Nasty Women Home This Summer.” Silent London (June 17, 2022)

Sinemanın ‘aykırı’ kadınları.” Milliyet (March 24, 2022)

Nasty Women at Hippfest: The Night Rider and Rowdy Ann.” Silent London (March 19, 2022)

‘Sinemanın Edepsiz Kadınları’ Canlı Müzik Eşliğinde Kundura Sinema’da.” Kültür Sinat TV (March 2, 2022)

Cinema’s First Nasty Women: musicalizar con perspectiva de género.” Lado B (November 30, 2021)

The Silences of the Silent Era.” Criterion (Nov 30, 2021)

Redescubrirán la comedia femenina en el Festival Internacional de Cine Silente México.” El Universal (November 9, 2021)

“Sinemanın ‘aykırı’ kadınları.” Milliyet (March 24, 2022)

Recent press about “Nasty Women 3” at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto

Giornate del Cinema Muto. Pordenone 2-9 ottobre 2021.” Udine 20 (September 20, 2021)

Silents! From Here to Pordenone.” The Current (September 29, 2021)

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto 2021: Pordenone Post No. 2.” Silent London (October 3, 2021)

Il cinema al femminile: dalle donne comiche alle grandi sceneggiatrici.” Messaggero Veneto (October 3, 2021)

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto- Pordenone Diary Day 2.” Strictly Vintage Hollywood (October 3, 2021)

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto de Pordenone 2021 (II).” El Testamento del Doctor Caligari (October 4, 2021)

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto 2021: Pordenone Post No.6.” Silent London (October 7, 2021)

Phil-for-Short (GCM 2021, Nasty Women Prog. 2: Genders of Farce).” Antti Alanen: Film Diary (October 7, 2021)

An education… The Public Prosecutor and the Teacher (1948)/Phil for Short (1919), Le Giornate 40th Edition Streaming, Day Five and Six.” ithankyou (October 8, 2021)

Phil-For-Short.” Quinlan (October 9, 2021)

[Pordenone 2021] Two subversive comedies that bombarded gender roles: ‘Phil-For-Short’ and ‘Moral.‘” Cinemanía (October 14, 2021)

Cinema’s First Nasty Women curators (l-r): Laura Horak, Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, and Maggie Hennefeld in Pordenone, Italy. October 2021. Photo by Valerio Greco.

Recent press about Cinema’s First Nasty Women

Collectivity, Joy, Defiance.” The Current(July 30, 2021)

Recent press about the Beykoz Kundura film program (March 8, 2021)

Sessiz sinemanın ‘edepsiz kadın’ları 8 Mart’ta Kundura Sinema’da” [The ‘Dirty Women’ of Silent Cinema Will be at Kundura Cinema on March 8]. Gazete Duvar (February 22, 2021)

Sinemanın İlk Edepsiz Kadınları Sinemanın İlk Edepsiz Kadınları Programı, 8 Mart’ta Kundura Sinema’da” [Cinema’s First Nasty Women Program is at Kundura Cinema on March 8]. Film Lovers (February 22, 2021)

Sessiz Sinemanın ‘Edepsiz Kadın’ları 8 Mart’ta Kundura Sinema’da!” [‘Indecent Women’ of Silent Cinema will be at Kundura Cinema on March 8!]. Sanat Okur

Sinemanın İlk Edepsiz Kadınları” [The First Dirty Women of Cinema]. Altyazi (February 23, 2021)

‘Sinemanın İlk Edepsiz Kadınları’ 8 Mart Programıyla Gösterim Yapacak” [“The First Nasty Women of Cinema” to Screen on the 8 March Program]. Beyazperde (February 22, 2021)

‘Sinemanın İlk Edepsiz Kadınları’ Kundura Sinema’da” [The First Nasty Women of Cinema at Kundura Cinema]. Kültür Servisi (February 23, 2021)

‘SİNEMANIN İLK EDEPSİZ KADINLARI’ PERDEDE” [‘CINEMA’S FIRST DIRTY WOMEN’ ON THE SCREEN]. Gazete Kadıköy (February 26, 2021)

Sessiz sinemanın ‘edepsiz’ kadınları Beykoz Kundura 8 Mart programında” [The ‘dirty’ women of silent cinema are on the 8 March program of Beykoz Kundura]. Bantmag (February 24, 2021)

The Cinema’s First Nasty Women curators Laura Horak, Maggie Hennefeld, and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi with Pasqualino Suppa (the Giornate videographer) in Pordenone, Italy. October 2021. Photo by Valerio Greco.

Press about past Le Giornate del Cinema Muto programs

Primal Screen: Enfants Terribles.” Sight & Sound (Summer 2020)

Il futuro è donna? Sì, ma anche il passato. Le cattive ragazze del cinema muto.” [Is the future a woman? Yes, but also the past. The bad girls of silent cinema]. L’Expresso (2019)

The Return of the Nasty Women 1 – Tyranny at Home (curated by Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak).” Antti Alanen: Film Diary (2019)

The Return of the Nasty Women 2: Discipline and Anarchy (curated by Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak).” Antti Alanen: Film Diary (2019)

Nasty Women series coverage on Silent London (2019)

The Rivers of Ink.” MUBI Notebook (2019)

Nasty women” hitting the silent screen at Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto 2017.”  InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (2017)

10 Super Cool Discoveries from this Year’s LE Giornate del Cinema Muto.” The Peeping Archivist (2017)

Laura Horak, Maggie Hennefeld – Nasty Women #GCM36” [interview with the curators]. Fred Film Radio (2017)

HippFest Heads to Pordenone.” Hippodrome Silent Film Festival blog (2017)

Screening of Menage le Dranem (1913) at the Teatro Verdi Pordenone during the 2021 edition of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. Photo by Valerio Greco.

A close up of Bertha Regustus in Laughing Gas (1907) projected on the outside of the Teatro Verdi Pordenone during the 2021 edition of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. Photo by Valerio Greco.

Cinema’s First Nasty Women curators Laura Horak, Maggie Hennefeld, and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi recording their DVD introductions in Pordenone, Italy. October 2021. Photo by Valerio Greco.