2) The Blot
The last film made under the banner of Lois Weber Productions, this moral drama, also written by Weber, tackles issues of class and economic inequality, “exploring the ‘blot’ of society’s disregard for its educators and clergymen,” according to Weber biographer Shelley Stamp. The real focus of the story is the female protagonists and the anxieties, desires, and prejudices wrapped up in their economic positions. Music by Rodney Sauer and...
Weber also provided the script for this short family drama, which follows a discontented Civil War veteran who leaves the old soldier’s home and moves in with his wealthy nephew. Focusing on the tensions that arise as a result, DISCONTENT is an incisive exploration of change, family dynamics, class, and happiness. Music by Judith Rosenberg.