“Maya Deren, herself being a dancer, brought a lot of movement to her filmmaking,” says Garcia. “We’re juxtaposing [Still] with a program of films that come to life. Clyfford Still and Maya Deren were technically peers of the same era; we’re seeing if perhaps there was some inspiration back and forth.”
The night will include Deren’s first and best-known film, Meshes of the Afternoon, a tense, image-heavy silent film in which Deren plays an unnamed woman shifting between real and dream states, stalked by a cloaked reaper figure with a mirrored face. The night also includes A Study in Choreography for the Camera, Ritual in Transfigured Time and Meditation on Violence.
Film/Still begins at 7 p.m. at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for members of either the society or the museum. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.
Thu., July 26, 7 p.m., 2012