California Dreaming: The American Avant-Garde, Program 1 (1942–58)

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<i>Meshes of the Afternoon</i>. 1943. USA. Directed by Maya Deren

California Dreaming: The American Avant-Garde, Program 1 (1942–58)

Not recommended for children
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

This is the first of two programs tracing the development of the American independent avant-garde movement, and particularly commemorating the 96th anniversary of the birth of Maya Deren, in Kiev, on April 29, 1917.

Moods of the Sea (Fingal’s Cave)
1942. USA. Directed by Slavko Vorkapich. 10 min.

Meshes of the Afternoon
1943. USA. Directed by Maya Deren. Silent film. 18 min.

The Potted Psalm
1946. USA. Directed by Sidney Peterson and James Broughton. Silent film. 18 min.

Fireworks
1947. USA. Directed by Kenneth Anger. 14 min.

On the Edge
1949. USA. Directed by Curtis Harrington. 6 min.

Loony Tom the Happy Lover
1951. USA. Directed by James Broughton. 10 min.

A Movie
1958. Directed by Bruce Conner. 12 min.

Program 88 min.

In the Film exhibition

Image: Meshes of the Afternoon. 1943. USA. Directed by Maya Deren