A Maya Deren Double Feature

Sep. 29 - 7:00 pm, Sep. 29 - 9:00 pm
$8 - $12
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
"Meshes of the Afternoon" by Maya Deren. Photo Courtesy Anthology Film Archives.

About This Screening

Cinema Project pays tribute to Maya Deren, whose work as a filmmaker, programmer, writer, and lecturer became a catalyst for an entire movement of avant-garde cinema in the US. Screening in this one-night extravaganza will be four short films that include the classics, At Land and Meshes of the Afternoon, as well as the lesser understood The Very Eye of Night, Deren's last film completed before her death in 1961. A collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School and choreographer, Anthony Tudor, Deren filmed dance students in reverse negative to create a seemingly mythological space where white silhouettes magically glide through the starry night sky. Deren called it her "ballet of night." Following the short films will be a screening at 9 PM of the 54-minute Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti. This film, comprised of footage shot by Deren between 1947 and 1952 of Voudoun ritual in Haiti, was edited in 1985 by her third husband, Teiji Ito. Divine Horsemen and all other films will be presented on 16mm.

Program Details

September 29th - 7pm
  • The Very Eye of Night
    by Maya Deren
    USA, 1959, 16mm, b&w, sound, 15 min.
  • Ritual in Transfigured Time
    by Maya Deren
    USA, 1946, 16mm, b&w, silent, 15 min.
  • At Land
    by Maya Deren
    USA, 1944, 16mm, b&w, silent, 14 min.
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
    by Maya Deren
    USA, 1943, 16mm, b&w, sound, 14 min.
September 29th - 9pm
  • Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti
    by filmed by Maya Deren, edited by Teiji Ito
    USA, 1985, 16mm, b&w, sound, 54 min.

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