|The Grand Prairie Public Library Dallas honored Cynthia Salzman Mondell for her body of work and impact on the Texas Motion Picture Industry at the Annual Lois Weber Film Festival. This is the first time a filmmaker will received The Lois Weber Award. Cynthia screened her award-winning movie THE LADIES ROOM.Lois Weber is the most important female director and highest paid film director of the silent era. She rose above the usual Hollywood “boys’ club” glass ceiling with films that told stories with such social issues as corruption, politics, birth control, abortion and capital punishment.” Cynthia may be channeling her “sole”. Lois Weber’s hour-long 1916 feature SHOES was a hit. Cynthia was honored to be recognized in such great company.
Thank you to everyone that was involved in making the night such a huge success. To see some pictures from the great event click here.
Films in Progress
"Every Shoe has a story. Every woman has both." SOLE SISTERS will be a documentary film about women's lives seen through personal stories about their shoes. Anchored by the film, Media Projects will develop a multi-media platform with educational and entertainment experiences that include the web, theater and publishing opportunities. The SOLE SISTERS' project will reach a global audience as it celebrates, uplifts and empowers women of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life.
Welcome to Our Neighborhood
Explores the dramatic impact of development over the past 10 years in a Dallas neighborhood. This story is repeated in other communities around the country.
John Kizell: A SLAVE FIGHTS SLAVERY
Tells the heroic travails about John Kizell - seized from his African village and brought to Charlestown, S.C. as a slave in 1773. After 40 years he returned to Africa as a free man to fight the slave trade.