Non-California Dreaming: The American Avant-Garde, Program 2 (1948–60)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

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

This is the second of two programs tracing the development of the American independent avant-garde movement, which drifted eastward after its California origins, abetted by the writings of Jonas Mekas in Film Culture and The Village Voice. All films are from the U.S.

Light Reflections
1948. Directed by James Davis. 14 min.

Bells of Atlantis
1952. Directed by Ian Hugo. Commentary by Anaïs Nin (Hugo’s wife). 9 min.

Dance in the Sun
1953. Directed by Shirley Clarke. With Daniel Nagrin. 6 min.

1955. Directed by Shirley Clarke. With Anna Sokolow. 9 min.

The Wonder Ring
1955. Directed by Stan Brakhage. 4 min.

Rednow Gnir
1955. Directed by Joseph Cornell. 4 min.

The Dead
1960. Directed by Stan Brakhage. 11 min.

N.Y., N.Y
1957. Directed by Francis Thompson. 15 min.

Program 72 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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