Little Hall, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

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Three iconic works of Surrealist cinema projected on 16mm film. The program begins with the first two experiments with the form by Germaine Dulac and Luis Buñuel in 1920s France, and concludes with Maya Deren's subsequent contribution from the American avant-garde. The fraught dynamics of gender, desire and "dream logic" are explored through this modernist movement on screen.

La Coquille et le Clergyman dir. Germaine Dulac, 1928, 40min

Un Chien Andalou dir. Luis Buñuel, 1929, 21min

Meshes of the Afternoon dir. Maya Deren, 1943, 14min

This Surrealist Cinema Program is in collaboration with the Department of Theater Production of Victor, or Power to the Children (original title: Victor, ou les enfants au pouvoir) by Roger Vitrac. A key masterpiece of surrealist theatre, the play premiered in 1928 at Theatre Alfred Jarry in Paris under the direction of Antonin Artaud, one of the most influential theatre theorists of the 20th century. The author of the play, Roger Vitrac, was one of the founding members of the surrealist movement and one of the signatories of Breton’s First Surrealist Manifesto.

 

 

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