Maya Deren Collection (Blu-ray)

Directed by Maya Deren

Release Year: 1943
Running Time: 208
UPC: 7 38329 24282 4
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Select a Format
$34.95 $20.97 (40% off) Buy Blu-ray
Only ships to US & Canada
Booking Inquiry
Cast
Maya Deren

Crew
Directed by Maya Deren

Maya Deren is one of the most important American experimental filmmakers of all time and Kino Classics and Re:Voir are proud to present new 2K restorations of her essential work. Along with being a filmmaker, Deren was a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer and photographer, and she brings all of these disciplines together in her dreamlike and ecstatic films. Her most famous and influential is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), co-directed with Alexander Hammid, which depicts a surrealist slippage in reality as a woman’s home becomes a shifting landscape of beauty and menace. At Land (1944) is another psychogeographical journey where Deren washes up on a beach and encounters a multiplicity of selves. Also included are four 1940s dance films (A Study in Choreography for Camera, Ritual in Transfigured Time, Meditation on Violence, and The Very Eye of Night) in which, as Deren wrote, “I have attempted to place a dancer in limitless, cinemato-graphic space.” She and Hammid put felines through a similarly intimate process in The Private Life of a Cat (1947), which foresaw the future of cat videos. A different exploration of movement occurs in Divine Horsemen (1947-1951, 1979), a remarkable hour-long montage of footage that Deren shot of Haitian Voodoo ceremonies. Stan Brakhage called Maya Deren “the mother of us all.” The history of avant-garde film is unthinkable without her.

Includes the films:

Meshes of the Afternoon

At Land

A Study in Choreography for Camera

Ritual in Transfigured Time

The Private Life of a Cat

Meditation on Violence

The Very Eye of Night

Divine Horsemen


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Audio commentaries on Divine Horsemen, Meditation on Violence, and Ritual in Transfigured Time by film scholar Moira Jean Sullivan

Audio commentaries on At Land, Meshes of the Afternoon, and The Very Eye of Night by film curator Thomas Beard

Never-released outtakes from the original soundtrack recording sessions with Teiji Ito on Meshes of the Afternoon and The Very Eye of Night

Booklet essays by film scholar Moira Jean Sullivan

Invocation: Maya Deren (1987, a documentary by Jo Ann Kaplan)

Alternate French audio for Divine Horsemen recorded by Raymonde Carasco

Voix-off version française enregistrée par Raymonde Carasco


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:33pm
RT' @DEADLINE': Kino Lorber To Stream ‘The American Nurse’ Free To Honor Those On Frontlines Of COVID-19 Crisis' https://t.co/MVCPeBiDqW' https…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:22pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Carl Boese, Paul Wegener's "Der Golem" Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/d08gVTq4Vv' CAN:' https://t.co/cK9qycVJiR' OUR COMP…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:19pm
To honor America's nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, we are offering free streaming of acclaimed…' https://t.co/8WKTazqitt'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:17pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 23! Murder by Decree (1979) • 2019 HD Master by StudioCanal • Audio Commentary with Director Bob Clark •…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:12pm
RT' @POVmagazine': #NowStreaming:' @KinoLorber' Re-Releases THE AMERICAN NURSE for Free to Spotlight Health Care Workers 👩‍⚕️https://t.co/syYFJ…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 1:51pm
RT' @mcastimovies': Attn #BACURAU fans: I am still talking about BACURAU, which you can stream and help support independent cinemas through' @…'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 12:01pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TODAY! Arnold Fanck's "The Great Leap" Blu-ray - Leni Riefenstahl' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/8Kj8FxBz1E' CAN: https://…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 10:35am
"Such portraits of fierce, resilient women can be found throughout Ivers and Guy-Blaché’s work. But it’s more than…' https://t.co/B4B4EOFM27'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 9:53am
"These two key early filmmakers finally stand to get the widespread appreciation they’ve long deserved."…' https://t.co/bDjxdw4Asv'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 9:52am
RT' @FilmLinc': The legendary Jean-Luc Godard is on Instagram Live right now. Tune in:' https://t.co/V8Q59t1qrJ' 🇫🇷' https://t.co/fAxuZobMVB'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com