1950s Avant-Garde Program


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  1. 1950s Avant-Garde Program
  1. 1953-59, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren,
  2. Christopher Maclaine, Marie Menken,
  3. USA, 95 min.

This program of four American avant-garde films illuminates key themes of the era in ways that compare and contrast with the Hollywood films previously shown. Included are Marie Menken’s lyrical stroll GLIMPSE OF THE GARDEN (1957, 5 min.), Maya Deren’s starry dance THE VERY EYE OF NIGHT (1959, 15 min.), Stan Brakhage’s “first-person cinema” breakthrough ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT (1958, 40 min.), and Christopher Maclaine’s hipster apocalypse THE END (1953, 35 min.). 16mm. (MR)