Three portraits of psychic disintegration, culminating in the midcentury American indie cult feature Dementia, a wordless noir foray into a woman’s psychosexual nightmares.
My Name Is Oona. 1969. USA/Sweden. Directed by Gunvor Nelson. Composed by Steve Reich. 16mm. 10 min.
Courtesy Canyon Films.
Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper. 1970. Canada. Directed by David Rimmer. Composed by Don Druick. 16mm. 9 min.
Dementia [Director’s Cut]. 1955. USA. Directed by John Parker. Composed by George Antheil. With Adrienne Barrett, Bruno VeSota, Ben Roseman. DCP. 61 min.
Director’s Cut, without dialogue, courtesy Cohen Film Collection.