Avant-Garde Film

Our meetings will consist of a 40-60 minute in-person screening followed by discussion. Each meeting, 1-2 optional short texts will be shared with the group beforehand to compliment and provide background on the films.

Those interested can email Julia Curl at [email protected] or attend one of our in-person screenings. No advance preparation is required.



This group will convene in person twice a month from 5:00-6:30pm on Wednesdays in Green Hall, room 0-S-6, to watch films.

Nov 16 - Two Visions of Andy Warhol
Screening: Jonas Mekas, Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1966-1982), Andrew Meyer, Match Girl (1966)

Nov 30 - Maya Deren's Dreamlike Cinema
Screening: Maya Deren, Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), At Land (1944), The Very Eye of Night (1959)

Feb 1 - The Psychedelic Short Films of Storm DeHirsch
Screening: Storm DeHirsch, Divinations (1964), Third Eye Butterfly (1968), Peyote Queen (1965), The Tattooed Man (1969)

Feb 15 - Lupe by José Rodriguez-Soltero
Screening: José Rodriguez-Soltero, Lupe (1966)

Mar 1 - Queer Black Aesthetics: Three Films by Edward Owens
Screening: Edward Owens, Autre Fois J’ai Aimé Une Femme (1966), Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967), Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1968-70)

Mar 29 - Works from Women/Artist/Filmmakers, Inc. (1974-1981)
Screening: Olga Spiegel, Alchemy Blues (1974), Martha Edelheit, Sno-White (Crimson) (1973), Silvianna Goldsmith, Hearts, Chains and Flowers (1995), Maria Lassnig, Self Portrait (1973), Carolee Schneemann, Plumb Line (1972), Rosalind Schneider, Abstraction (1971), Doris Chase, Circles II (1972)

Apr 12 - Takahiko Iimura: '60s Experiments
Screening: Takahiko Iimura, Kuzu (Junk) (1962) Music: Takehisa Kosugi; AI (Love) (1962) Music: Yoko Ono; A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput (1964)

Apr 26 - Group Choice
Screening: TBD, films to be selected from the FMC catalogue by popular vote.

In the Spring, we will organize a field trip to the Film-Makers' Coop in NYC depending on group member availability.