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1. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 10,058

2. At Land (1944)

15 min | Short

7.5
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Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: John Cage, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid, Hella Heyman

Votes: 2,477

3. Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short

6.9
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An experiment with editing techniques that distort space and time in order to further contextualize an image.

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: Rita Christiani, Maya Deren, Anaïs Nin, Frank Westbrook

Votes: 1,391

4. A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945)

4 min | Short

6.4
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A man dances in several locations, edited to have a fluent effect.

Director: Maya Deren | Star: Talley Beatty

Votes: 1,337

5. The Very Eye of Night (1958)

15 min | Short

6.1
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Dancers, shown in photographic negative, perform a series of ballet moves, solos, pas de deux, larger groupings. The dancers glide and rotate untroubled by gravity against a slowly changing... See full summary »

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: Don Freisinger, Richard Sandifer, Patricia Ferrier, Bud Bready

Votes: 887

6. Satan's Playground (2006)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror

3.3
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Satan's Playground is a chiller with a vacationing family lost in the woods and the Jersey Devil lurking in the Pine Barrens.

Director: Dante Tomaselli | Stars: Felissa Rose, Salvatore Paul Piro, Danny Lopes, Ellen Sandweiss

Votes: 859

7. Meditation on Violence (1949)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short

6.0
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The setting with the low walls and river views is located in a private area of The Cloisters museum.

Director: Maya Deren | Star: Chao Li Chi

Votes: 831

8. The Private Life of a Cat (1946)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Two cats have a litter of 5 kittens and then nurse, teach and play with them.

Directors: Alexander Hammid, Maya Deren

Votes: 781

9. Witch's Cradle (1944)

12 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

6.3
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The surrealist film shows repetitive imagery involving a string fashioned in a bizarre, almost spiderweb-like pattern over the hands of several individuals, most notably an unnamed young woman and an elderly gentleman.

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: Marcel Duchamp, Pajorita Matta

Votes: 560

10. Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary film about Haitian vodou.

Directors: Maya Deren, Cherel Ito, Teiji Ito | Stars: John Genke, Joan Pape

Votes: 283

11. Ensemble for Somnambulists (1951)

6 min | Short

6.0
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Maya Deren's unfinished short film from 1951, "Ensemble for Somnambulists", set to DeVotchKa's "How It Ends".

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: Cynthia Barret, Terry Chapman, Frank Ionson, Brian MacDonald

Votes: 151

12. Vever (2018)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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An inter-generational tribute to feminist icons of experimental film, and to the complexities, quandaries, and doubt involved in art-making.

Director: Deborah Stratman

Votes: 17

13. Julie's Smile (2013)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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A gentle, peaceful woman endures a harrowing journey into madness as she struggles for love and peace in this complex, psychological drama.

Director: Eric Mattson | Stars: Stacie Barra, Becky Crawford, Jimmy Shay, Derek Braasch

Votes: 9

14. Early Women Filmmakers (2017)

653 min | Drama

7.9
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More women worked in film's first 20 years than anytime since. Many have been cut from film history, their contributions lost to time. This collection highlights the contributions of 14 important women directors of cinema's early years.

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Madeline Brandeis, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Davenport, Maya Deren, Germaine Dulac, Alice Guy, Marie-Louise Iribe, Mabel Normand, Claire Parker, Olga Preobrazhenskaya, Lotte Reiniger, Leni Riefenstahl, Lois Weber | Stars: Blanche Cornwall, Maureen O'Hara, Lois Weber

Votes: 7

15. Season of Strangers (1959)

58 min

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Director: Maya Deren | Star: Maya Deren

16. Mother (II) (2019)

Short, Drama, Fantasy

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An experimental short film in homage to one of the most influential female avant-garde filmmakers, Maya Deren. Featuring a dream-like narrative of a woman trapped within a fantasy and confronted by various versions of herself.

Director: Ewan Gotfryd | Stars: Alexandra Margot, Eve Mauro, James Duval, Emie Clarke

17. Agnes Obel: Dorian (2014)

5 min | Short, Music

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Official music video for "Dorian" by Agnes Obel.

Director: Maya Deren

18. Probe and Night Beat (1956– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

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Late night live show based in New York, the host interviewing politicians, social activists, writers, artists and scientists. The show changed its format from interviews to a panel of guests with the host as moderator.

Stars: Mike Wallace, John Wingate, Robert Wagner Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

19. Maeva (1961)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Umberto Bonsignori | Stars: Tumata Teuiau, Jean Kave, Oscar Spitz, Poia

20. Reminiscences of Yearning (2011)

90 min | Fantasy, Mystery

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REMINISCENCES OF YEARNING is so many ghosts, searching the landscape for traces. there's no sense of the past- it's in the present, searching the footage for what remains, a summoning of ... See full summary »

Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi | Stars: Toofan Nasehi, Pooria Nick Dell, Rouzbeh Rashidi

21. Medusa (1949)

10 min | Short

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Director: Maya Deren | Star: Jean Erdman

22. Eschew (2017)

Short, Drama, Fantasy

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An experimental film done in black and white with tilted angles and peculiar framing. A story revolving around the creation of the universe.

Director: Ewan Gotfryd | Stars: Alexandra Margot, James Duval, Emie Clarke

23. Maya Deren, Take 0 (2012)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Jaime Ballada, Gerard Gil | Stars: Graeme Ferguson, Robert Gardner, Alexander Hammid, Jonas Mekas

24. Probe and Night Beat (1956– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 May 1957 (1957)

Documentary, Talk-Show

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Stars: Maya Deren, Mike Wallace



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