The Films of Maya Deren: Experimental Films 1943–1959

The Films of Maya Deren: Experimental Films 1943–1959

Galka Scheyer and Maya Deren, photograph by Alexander Hammid, © Estate of Alexander Hammid

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6:00 pm – 7:20 pm

Maya Deren was a leading exponent of experimental cinema and is considered one of its most influential artists. Her films are masterpieces of their era and provide an important insight into the history of the avant-garde.

Join us for a special program of back-to-back screenings of her short films:

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943, 14 minutes)
Directed and Photographed by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid. Sound by Teiji Ito.

At Land (1944, 14 minutes, Silent)
Directed by Maya Deren. Technical assistance: Hella Heyman, Alexander Hammid.

A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945, 3 minutes, Silent)
Directed by Maya Deren, with Talley Beatty.

Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946, 15 minutes, Silent)
Directed by Maya Deren. Photographed by Hella Heyman.

Meditation on Violence (1948, 13 minutes)
Directed by Maya Deren

The Very Eye of the Night (1959, 15 minutes)
Directed by Maya Deren

EVENT DETAILS

Fee:
Free with admission
Location:
Theater
No reservations taken. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.