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Menil

Public Program

Framing Abstraction: Short Films by Women 1920-1970

Framing Abstraction is a short film program that delves into the avant-garde visions of women in cinema during the pivotal years of 1920 to 1970, showcasing their innovative use of visual language, unconventional narratives, and abstract storytelling techniques.

Films include:

Thèmes Et Variations, Germaine Dulac, 9 min, 1927
Witch’s Cradle, Maya Deren, 12 min, 1943
Plumb Line, Carolee Schneemann, 14:27 min, 1968-71
Lights, Marie Menken, 6.5 min, 1966
Color Rhapsodie, 6 min, 1948
Abstronic, Mary Ellen Bute, 7 min, 1952

Attending the program:

This program takes place in the main building, located at 1533 Sul Ross Street. Additional information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.

As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.