<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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

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.

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 An Auteurist History of Film

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