Three master works of avant-garde cinema, shown in the true, original 16mm format! This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series.
Dog Star Man (Prelude) by Stan Brakhage: Our program’s first film focuses on the physical object of the celluloid film strip. In this award-winning, experimental epic of biblical proportions, Brakhage employs superimposed cinematography, painting, and various manipulations applied directly to the surface of the film.
Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren: Next we look at narrative events. The most common form of cinematic exhibition, Deren manipulates typical narrative by using recurring images and fragmented timelines, as a meditation on experience and memory, domestic banality and v... (View more)