The Maya Deren collection / Maya Deren
DVD | Kino Classics | 2020

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1 videodisc (approximately 208 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in.
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Originally released as films 1943-1977.
Along with being a filmmaker, Deren was a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer and photographer, and she brings all of these disciplines together in her dreamlike and ecstatic films. Her most famous and influential is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), co-directed with Alexander Hammid, which depicts a surrealist slippage in reality as a woman's home becomes a shifting landscape of beauty and menace.
Special features: audio commentaries on Divine Horsemen, Meditation on Violence, and Ritual in Transfigured Time by film scholar Moira Jean Sullivan ; audio commentaries on At land, Meshes of the afternoon, and The very eye of night by film curator, Thomas Beard ; never-released outtakes from the original soundtrack recording sessions ; Invocation: Maya Deren (1987, a documentary by Jo Ann Kaplan).
Meshes of the afternoon (14 min. ; 1943) ; At land (15 min. ;)1944) ; A study in choreography for camera (4 min. ; 1945) ; The private life of a cat (22 min. ; 1946) ; Ritual in transfigured time (15 min. ; 1946) ; Meditation on violence (12 min. ; 1948) ; The very eye of night (15 min. ; 1958) ; Divine horesemen: The living gods of Haiti (15 min. ; 1947-1954, 1977)
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Container of (work): Meshes of the afternoon (Motion picture)
Container of (work): At land (Motion picture)
Container of (work): study in choreography for camera (Motion picture)
Container of (work): private life of a cat (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Ritual in transfigured time (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Meditation on violence (Motion picture)
Container of (work): very eye of night (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Divine horesemen: The living gods of Haiti (Motion picture)
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K24281 Kino Classics
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