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Reel Women in Film: The Smiling Madame Beudet | Meshes of the Afternoon Film & Theater

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening with live score accompaniment and conversation about Germaine Dulac and Maya Deren's silent films The Smiling Madame Beudet and Meshes of the Afternoon.

The Smiling Madame Beudet (La Souriante Mme. Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage and how she manages to cope. Meshes of the Afternoon follows the circular story of a woman whose daydreams restore mystery and danger to the ordinary objects of her everyday life.

Event Details

The combined screening of Germaine Dulac and Maya Deren's silent films, The Smiling Madame Beudet (La Souriante Mme. Beudet) and Meshes of the Afternoon celebrates the female avant-garde with films separated by two decades but sharing many commonalities. Both films begin to unpack a woman's inner struggle and unhappiness in their circumstance and both filmmakers represent feminine creative forces.

This screening is part of Reel Women in Film, a film series that highlights the filmic works of women in front of or behind the camera. In its first season, all films focus on influencers and visionaries within the field of filmmaking. This evening's program includes a film screening with a Bullock commissioned live score accompaniment performed by composers Laura Brackney and Henna Chou. Following the screening and musical performance is a Q&A with Assistant Professor of Art History at Texas State University, Dr. Jennifer Stob and musicians, Laura Brackney and Henna Chou. Come early at 6pm for a welcome reception.

Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX Lobby doors.

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Reel Women in Film: The Smiling Madame Beudet | Meshes of the Afternoon