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Poster for Cinema’s First Nasty Women Feminist Shorts (Live Score by Parlor Walls)

Cinema’s First Nasty Women Feminist Shorts

Wed, Jun 29
9:30 pm MUSIC

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

A Live Sound Cinema score by Parlor Walls

Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR

Art-rock duo Parlor Walls will be performing a live score to Kino’s forthcoming release, Cinema’s First Nasty Women.  The program features a series of feminist shorts from the early Twentieth century featuring feminist protest, anarchic slapstick destruction, and suggestive gender play.  These rare and never-before-seen silent films were sourced from 13 international film archives and libraries, spotlighting an electrified parade of strong female leads.


1. Le bateau de Léontine (Léontine’s Boat) (France 1911), 5 min.

2. The New Air Fan : France 1911, 3.5min.

3. Rosalie et son phonographe (Rosalie and Her Phonograph) (France 1911), 4 min

4. Daisy Doodad’s Dial (UK 1914), 8.5 min.

5. La Greve Des Nourrices : France 1907 , 12min.

6. La peur des ombres (Fear of Shadows) (France 1911), 4 min.

7. Léa bambola (Lea as a Doll) (Italy 1913), 6 min

8. Madame Fait Du Sport : France 1908, 10min.

9. Mary Jane’s Mishap (UK 1903), 4 min.

10. Gavroche a Luna-Park : France 1912 , 5.5 min.

11. Zoé et la parapluie miraculeux (Zoé and the Miraculous Umbrella) (France 1913), 4 min.

12. Amour et science (Love and Science) (FR 1912), 14 min.

13. Léontine s’envole (Léontine Gets Carried Away) (France 1911), 6 min.


Parlor Walls is a multidimensional experience blending the boundaries of sound and vision. With backgrounds in visual art, theater and dance, Alyse Lamb and Christopher Mulligan set out to create a world both visceral and cinematic. In 2013 they created the record label Famous Swords and began releasing music and touring DIY spaces across the country. After creating a healthy buzz of “experimentation and otherworldly sounds”, Parlor Walls were tapped to compose music for Aldo Tambellini’s BLACK FILM series, live at Nitehawk Cinema (Brooklyn, NY). A series of live musical scores followed, including Nitehawk Cinema’s DADA Brunch, Hans Richter’s Dreams That Money Can Buy, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Surrealist Shorts Film Fest. Parlor Walls signed with experimental record label Northern Spy in 2016 and released their debut LP Opposites to critical acclaim, followed by the EP EXO. In 2020, Parlor Walls created the visual album Heavy Tongue, incorporating animation and projections into their live show. The duo released their fourth EP, Belly Up, in 2022, and are currently collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Kinsey.


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