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In the Mirror of Maya Deren2003

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With IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN, documentary filmmaker Martina Kudlácek 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. 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.

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"...it does such a terrific job of showing us what Deren was like that it makes even the notion of a biopic about her seem unnecessary, if not ridiculous." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


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Maya Deren's work is beautiful. She was intelligent and inspiring, and this documentary pays her great respect as well as showing some wonderful footage from her unique films.

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Really good documentary on her work in film. Glad fandor has this to watch.

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Maya Deren's work is beautiful. She was intelligent and inspiring, and this documentary pays her great respect as well as showing some wonderful footage from her unique films.

1 member likes this review
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Excellent portrait of the artist.

A fascinating and insightful film about one of the masters of avant garde filmmaking.

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Beautiful and elegiac portrait of a iconic artist. I wish she had lived longer. I wish there were thousands of Maya Derens all over the world.

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What a treat to get to see this!!!!

wonderful, inspiring, illuminating, provocative and wild.

wonderful texture of archival footage and thoughtful reflections on an icon of experimental film

Wow I can spend my time to watch this! ':)

wonderful!