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Sep 15, 2015 7:00 PM

Tuesday Film Club: In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Come and enjoy a documentary In the Mirror of Maya Deren about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s. Director: Martina Kudláček, 2002, 103 min. The director will be in attendance for discussion after the film.

With IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN, documentary filmmaker Martina Kudláček has fashioned not only fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking and influential artist, but a pitch-perfect introduction to her strikingly beautiful and poetic body of work. Crowned "Fellini and Bergman wrapped in one gloriously possessed body" by the L.A. Weekly, 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, Deren made such mesmerizing films as AT LAND, RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME and her masterpiece MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

Martina Kudláček
Born in Vienna, Austria. Received an MFA degree in Documentary Film Directing at the Film and Television Academy FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic and many of her films have won awards in the Czech Republic. IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN, her first international success, won the "Vienna Film Prize" 2001 at the Viennale in Austria and the "Dance Screen Award" for Best Documentary 2002 in Monaco. In 2004 she received the “Film Preservation Award” given by Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Films (selection): Aimless Walk – Alexander Hammid (1996), In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001), Notes on Marie Menken (2006), Fragments Of Kubelka (2012).

Free admission.
First-come, first-served.



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Sep 15, 2015 7:00 PM


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