Film historian Cari Beauchamp is the author of numerous books about Hollywood, including Without Lying Down: Frances Marion; The Powerful Women of Early Hollywood; and Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years. Her books have been selected for “Best of the Year” lists by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Amazon.com. Beauchamp was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for the documentary film Without Lying Down: The Power of Women in Early Hollywood, which she wrote and co-produced for Turner Classic Movies. She has twice been named the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Scholar and is resident scholar of the Mary Pickford Foundation. Ms. Beauchamp's talk will include screenings of several early Hollywood short silent films directed by, written by, and starring women. Acclaimed Denver quartet Sone will improvise live musical scores to accompany the films. Cornerstone Arts Week is sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program, the Cultural Attractions Fund, the NEH Professorship, Innovation@CC, the IDEA Space, the History Department, the Economics Department, the English Department, Student Life, The Butler Center, the Office of Residential Life and Campus Activities, the Career Center, and the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute.