Program 76 min.
Dream. 1972. USA. Directed by Jane Morrison. 10 min.
A mediation on the question: What if a Flapper from the 1920s met a Pilgrim woman from the 1600s? Freedom and restriction are the central concepts here, and Morrison, a documentarian, provides interesting answers. Preserved with support from NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
Abstraction. 1981. USA. Directed by Rosalind Schneider. 8 min.
Interpretations of the female nude in combination with abstractions of the natural landscape. Rosalind Schneider experiments with various images through reflection, superimposition, and distortion. This short film is both sensual and visually sensational. Preserved with support from NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund.
Ellis Island. 1981. USA. Directed by Meredith Monk. 28 min.
In this film, shot in various crumbling buildings on Ellis Island before the monumental renovation, Monk and her dancers interpret the experiences of the thousands of immigrants who passed through during the great wave of immigration at the start of the 20th century. Preserved with support from NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
A Horse Is Not A Metaphor. 2009. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. 30 min.
This hopeful, multilayered experimental film, featuring music by Meredith Monk, offers a first-person account of surviving—and thriving—with cancer.