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In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Release Date: January 24th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Maya Deren was already a respected writer and artist by the time she picked up a film camera and created the groundbreaking avant-garde film "Meshes of the Afternoon." A leading figure in the independent art scene of the 1940s and '50s, Deren would go on to influence a generation of alternative artists. Noted experimental filmmakers like Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage, along with Deren's ex-husband, talk about Deren's ambitious nature and the haunting power of her work.



Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

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  • In the Mirror of Maya Deren, creatively written and directed by Martina Kudlacek, is an eloquent memorial to her unique accomplishments -- and an excellent introduction for those who have yet to discover them. show more

  • Intimidated by the words "avant-garde film"? Then hand yourself over, without reservation, to the skills of documentarian Martina Kudlacek and her astonishingly accessible primer, In the Mirror of Maya Deren. show more

  • Kudlácek's primary focus, however, is on Deren's work, which means we don't learn enough about her complex, fascinating personality. On the other hand, she's offering a too-rare opportunity to see substantial portions of Deren's seminal films. show more

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