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September 23, 2021
 

National Silent Movie Day Featured at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum


BISMARCK, N.D. – In commemoration of National Silent Movie Day, Sept. 29, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum will feature silent films by filmmaker Angela Murray Gibson. Visitors can stop in the Russell Reid Auditorium throughout the day, as the films run on a loop that includes a brief "Archives in Action" video produced by the North Dakota State Archives. There will also be a virtual screening of the films on YouTube at 7 p.m.

Gibson, an independent film producer, director, writer, and actress, ran a studio in her hometown of Casselton from 1921 to 1925. The two Gibson films featured, "That Ice Ticket" (1923, 10 minutes) and "Arrested for Life" (1923, 21 minutes), are from an era when expectations for females were typically of a more domestic nature. 

"We felt it was important to highlight Gibson’s work not only as an independent North Dakota filmmaker, but also as a female trailblazer of the silent film era," said Anne Loos, audiovisual archivist for the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Anne Loos at 701.328.3571. Find a calendar of upcoming State Historical Society events at history.nd.gov/events.

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