Chaos, Confusion, or Community
Reduxed honors the work of Alice Guy-Blaché (July 1, 1873 – March 24, 1968), the first female pioneer in early French cinema. She is revered as a director and writer of narrative fiction films, and she is seen as a visionary who experimented with Gaumont's Chronophone sound syncing system, color tinting, interracial casting, and special effects. These experimental films reflect the ambiguity and mystical nature of paradoxical parables. Reduxed is a collection of clips from experimental films: Danse Serpentine (1897), Avenue de l'Opera (1900), La Fée Aux: The Cabbage Patch Fairy (1900), and Les Fredaines de Pierrette (1900).