"In the Mirror of Maya Deren"
Directed by Martina Kudlacek
A fine portrait on the life and work of award-winning
avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who breathed poetry and beauty into
groundbreaking experimental films during the 1940s and 1950s. Using
locations as diverse as Haiti and the Hollywood Hills, Deren created a
unique canon and garnered worldwide acclaim, including an experimental
filmmaking prize at the 1947 Cannes Film Festival for her masterpiece
Meshes of the Afternoon. Includes archival footage, film clips,
interviews with contemporaries Katherine Dunham, Stan Brakhage, Judith
Malina, Alexander Hammid, and Jonas Mekas and a score by John Zorn.
"Performs the nearly miraculous feat of allowing us to know her as a person
as well as understand her as an artist" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago
Reader). 103 minutes.