La Jetée and Meshes of the Afternoon

Related Exhibition Cindy Sherman

Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

As part of our film series selected by Sherman, SFMOMA screens two influential experimental films. Composed almost entirely of still photographs and considered one of the most beautiful films of all time, La Jetée depicts an underground, post-World War III world, where drug-induced time travel is used to send a prisoner to the future for help. Meshes of the Afternoon, Deren and Hammid's best-known collaboration, exemplifies the filmmakers' signature style of beauty and surrealism. Program features the 1959 version with score by Deren's third husband Tieji Ito.

Additional Info

La Jetée, Chris Marker, 1962, 28 min., 35mm
Meshes of the Afternoon, Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943/1959, 14 min., 16mm

Image: Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, Meshes of the Afternoon (still), 1943; courtesy Photofest