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1. Meshes of the Afternoon (1946)

14 min | Short

8.0
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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: 7,461

2. At Land (1946)

15 min | Short

7.6
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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: 1,983

3. Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)

15 min | Short

7.0
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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: 1,105

4. A Study in Choreography for Camera (1946)

4 min | Short

6.5
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A man dances in several locations, edited to have a fluent effect.

Director: Maya Deren | Star: Talley Beatty

Votes: 1,079

5. Satan's Playground (2006)

81 min | Horror

3.0
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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: 824

6. The Very Eye of Night (1958)

15 min | Short

6.2
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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: 740

7. Meditation on Violence (1949)

12 min | Short

6.1
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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: 681

8. The Private Life of a Cat (1944)

22 min | Short, Documentary

7.4
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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: 580

9. Witch's Cradle (1944)

12 min | Short

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: 365

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

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary film about Haitian vodou.

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

Votes: 232

11. Ensemble for Somnambulists (1951)

6 min | Short

6.2
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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: 85

12. Julie's Smile (2013)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 8

13. Eschew (2016)

Short, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

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An expressionistic avant garde short film regarding the morality and personal conflict of abortion.

Director: Gatz | Stars: Alexandra Margot, James Duval, Amy Alison Clarke

14. 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

15. Maeva (1961)

90 min | Drama

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

16. 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