In the Mirror of Maya Deren - Martina Kudlacek

    In the Mirror of Maya Deren - Martina Kudlacek

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    Documentary on the life and work of Maya Deren by Martina Kudlacek
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    Deemed “Fellini and Bergman wrapped in one gloriously possessed body,” Maya Deren is arguably the most important and innovative avant-garde filmmaker in the history of American cinema. Using locations from the Hollywood hills to Haiti in the 1940s and ’50s, Deren made such mesmerizing films as AT LAND, RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME, and her masterpiece, MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON, which won a prestigious international experimental filmmaking prize at the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.

    Starting with excerpts from these films, IN THE MIRROR seamlessly and effectively interweaves archival footage and observances from acolytes and contemporaries such as Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas with an original score by experimental jazz legend John Zorn. Documentarian Martina Kudlácek has fashioned not only a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking and influential artist, but a pitch-perfect introduction to her strikingly beautiful and poetic body of work.

    Product Extras :

    - Two rare Maya Deren film “fragments”: WITCH’S CRADLE (1943), outtakes from a lost work starring Marcel Duchamp; and ENSEMBLE FOR SOMNAMBULISTS (1951), an unpublished choreographic work.
    - Stan Brakhage’s hand-painted film WATER FOR MAYA (2000), a tribute to Deren that he is seen creating during IN THE MIRROR
    - Maya Deren filmography
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    Product Details

    Data sheet

    Author(s)
    Martina Kudlacek, Maya Deren
    Artist(s)
    Maya Deren
    Format
    DVD All regions, color, black and white, sound
    Original format
    video
    Year
    1943-1977
    Language(s)
    English and French
    Runtime
    103 min
    Publisher
    Zeitgeist Films
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