Capital Celluloid - Day 278: Friday Oct 7

Meshes of the Afternoon (Deren, 1943); BFI Southbank, NFT3 6.30pm

Book launch and lecture by John David Rhodes

Here is the BFI introduction: Tonight we launch the latest in the series of BFI Film Classics - Meshes of the Afternoon, John David Rhodes' illuminating study of Maya Deren's mesmerising short of 1943, which places the film in the context of European modernism and as a pivotal text for the pre- and post-war history of the cinematic avant-garde. Rhodes' book also explores the film's use of point of view, repetition and visual symbolism, and the author will give an illustrated lecture.

Here is the film via YouTube.

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