In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Wide ranging, authoritative and often beautiful documentary about the avant garde movie-maker who virtually created the US independent film scene. From her immigrant roots (b. Kiev 1917) to her death aged 44 from a cerebral haemorrhage, Deren was a tireless experimenter in both content and context, a spiritual parent to Jonas Mekas' archive and exhibition activities. According to Stan Brakhage, one of many film-making contributors , her poetic films were 'rituals in moving vision', just part of a portfolio that included pioneering research into Haitian voodoo. For Deren, as demonstrated here, art and life were intense and inseparable.


Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

Martina Kudlácek
Martina Kudlácek
Stan Brakhage
Judith Malina
Jonas Mekas
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