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Meshes of the Afternoon

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Directed by Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
United States, 1943
Avant-Garde, Short, Fantasy
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One of the most influential avant garde films of all time, Alexander Hammid and Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon stars Deren as a woman inside of a labyrinthine nightmare, inhabited by her double as well as a mysterious cloaked figure with the face of a mirror.

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A landmark short film from the godmother of the American avant-garde, Maya Deren. No other film describes the illogical mystery of dreams quite like this one—its miraculous images are potent enough to find a way into your own dreamscape.

Synopsis

One of the most influential avant garde films of all time, Alexander Hammid and Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon stars Deren as a woman inside of a labyrinthine nightmare, inhabited by her double as well as a mysterious cloaked figure with the face of a mirror.

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Meshes of the AfternoonDirected byMaya Deren, Alexander Hammid
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
2012
National Film Preservation Board
1990 | Winner: National Film Registry

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