The Haitian Footage: Maya Deren Unedited

Danspace Project at St. Marks Church
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Part of PLATFORM 2010: i get lost, Anthology Film Archives, in collaboration with Danspace Project, presents The Haitian Footage: Maya Deren Unedited, a rare and silent 33-minute excerpt from legendary filmmaker Maya Deren's unedited footage from Haiti shot in the late 1950s. Part of the inspiration for Lemon's platform has its roots in Divine Horsemen, a film containing extraordinary footage of Haitian Vodoun practitioners being possessed (or "mounted" - hence the film's title) by deities (Loa), during sacred music/dance rituals. The footage was shot by Deren, one of the most influential independent filmmakers to emerge during the 1940s and 50s. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Lemon and Yvonne Daniel, Professor Emeritus of Smith College and author of Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomble. Please note tickets are not available for advance sale. Tickets may be purchased on the day at the Anthology Film Archives box office, 32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003.

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