Just as I was wishing that Kino had more to offer in this series, I discovered that Kino Lorber recently mounted a Kickstarter campaign to fund a collection of films by women directors called Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers, with an estimated release date in November. I wish I'd seen that sooner to be able to support the project, but look forward to that release, just in time for Christmas.
Then, to further fulfill my wishes, I just received word from Flicker Alley that they will be releasing Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology in early May. This looks to be an amazing collection of films that I can't wait to see. I'll definitely be making room on the Collections shelf for this one, as Flicker Alley never lets me down.
When I wrote about Ida Lupino being the only woman director and producer in 1950s Hollywood, I had no idea of the many women who preceded her. It is wonderful to see these films come to light and be able to enjoy the unique perspectives and talent that these women contributed to the early years of film.