Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Short Film | Horror | USA | None | 14m
Dir: Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid | Scr: Maya Deren | Ph: Alexander Hammid | Prod: Maya Deren | Mus: Itō Teiji (1959) | Ed: Maya Deren | Cast: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Dreams, nightmares, fears, and fantasies bleed in and out of each other, in Deren and Hammid’s influential avant-garde short film. Inspired editing, imaginative mise en scène, and a phosphorescent panoply of filmic techniques combine to oft sublime yet unplaceably disquieting effect.