Artist: Maya Deren
Production year: 1944
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, FANTASY/VISIONARY, CULTURE/IDENTITY, LOVE/RELATING, AVANTGARDE/KINETIC, ANALOG FILMING
At the beginning of the film, a woman is lying on a beach as if she has been washed up by the ocean. She climbs a tree with some difficulty, but when she finally reaches the top, she finds herself at the end of a long dining room table during a bourgeois dinner party. All the guests ignore her as she drags herself on top of the table and pulls herself across it, trying to reach a man (played by graphic designer Alvin Lustig) at the opposite end who looks deeply concentrated on a chess game. Wh ...