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Women of Surrealism PG

Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, Barbara Hammer, France, USA, 1928, 1943, 1975, 95m.

A special event on Women of Surrealism featuring films of Maya Derren, Germaine Dulac and Barbara Hammer. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion addressing their legacy and critically examine the politics surrounding the historical underrepresentation of their work. The panelists will include Giulia Rho, Sophia Satchell-Baeza and Dr Virginie Sélavy.

1. The Seashell and The Clergyman, Germaine Dulac, 1928 - 40min

2. Meshes of The Afternoon, Maya Deren, 1943 - 14min

3. Psychosynthesis, Barbara Hammer, 1975 - 6min

Giulia Rho is a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary University of London, where she has recently completed her PhD in Film Studies. Her research covers experimental women filmmakers and queer artists, especially those operating within the New York Avant Garde and LA Rebellion. Her work deals with Post-structuralist Feminist Philosophy as well as theories of Queer Time and questions of archival memory and justice. Her writing has appeared in Frames Film Journal and Film-Philosophy.

Dr Sophia Satchell-Baeza is Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London and a film critic for Sight & Sound. Her research explores histories of underground film, expanded cinema and counterculture, and specialises in British psychedelic films and light shows of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Dr Virginie Sélavy is a lecturer at Ravensbourne University and a freelance film critic. She was the founding editor of Electric Sheep Magazine and co-director of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London. She writes and lectures on horror, fantastique and exploitation cinema and regularly runs a course on surrealism in film.

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