March 20, 2019

Women Film Editors In Multimedia Talk

A new website highlighting the untold history of women film editors is celebrated with a multimedia talk at Princeton Garden Theatre on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Filmmaker and Princeton University Professor of Visual Arts Su Friedrich will lead the program on “Edited by,” which surveys 139 women film editors who invented, developed, fine-tuned, and revolutionized the art of film editing. The program is presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts.

Friedrich’s development of the website began a year ago when she read a chapter in a textbook about major milestones in film editing and found that the director of each film was named, but not the editor. This led her to investigate who those editors were, and to discover that almost half of them were women. Further investigation found that there was no book or website resource that detailed the fact that women editors were central players in the evolving film industry and were instrumental in the development of the technologies, practices and tools that revolutionized the art of film editing.

Tickets are free for Princeton University faculty, students, and staff with ID at the box office in advance or the night of event. The program is also free for Garden Theatre members. General admission tickets are available through the Garden Theatre box office in person or online at