Public Program

Desired Constellations Short Films

Excerpt: The Menil Collection and Houston Cinema Arts Society celebrate this year’s film festival with an evening of short films

Co-presented by the Houston Cinema Arts Society

Curator Jeanne Liotta writes about the program: “Adrift, immersed, imagined, skeptical, mysterious, or matter of fact, this evening’s constellation of fleeting films and videos is a jewel net of diverse approaches to the known and unknown forces that describe our world. From the pure psychedelic past to the presence of unadorned data, from the technological sublime to the tripped switch of wayward histories, our life on Earth continues and occasionally we abandon ourselves to dreams unbidden and starry nights in open fields.”

Film Details and Program:
Lemon (Hollis Frampton, 1969)
The Midnight Party (Joseph Cornell, 1938)
The Very Eye of Night (Maya Deren, 1958)
Electronic Moon #2 (Nam June Paik, Jud Yalkut, 1969)
Black Rain (Semiconductor, 2009)
What Makes Day and Night (Jeanne Liotta, 1998)
Eclipse (Jeanne Liotta, 2005)
Observando el Cielo (Jeanne Liotta, 2007)
Sweet Dreams (Jeanne Liotta, 2009)

Free Admission. Seating Limited.