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In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001)

Im Spiegel der Maya Deren (original title)
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Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.

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Martina Kudlácek
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Credited cast:
Miriam Arsham Miriam Arsham ... Self
Stan Brakhage ... Self
Chao Li Chi ... Self
Rita Christiani Rita Christiani ... Self
Maya Deren ... Self (archive footage)
Katherine Dunham ... Self
Graeme Ferguson Graeme Ferguson ... Self
Alexander Hammid Alexander Hammid ... Self
Teiji Ito Teiji Ito ... Self (archive footage)
Judith Malina ... Self
Jonas Mekas ... Self
André Pierre André Pierre ... Self
Amos Vogel Amos Vogel ... Self
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Using footage from filmmaker Maya Deren's avant-garde films of the 1940s, including the seminal _Meshes of the Afternoon (1942)_, _At Land (1943)_, and _Ritual in Transfigured Time (1948)_; archival audio interviews and observances from contemporaries such as Stan Brakhage, Amos Vogel, and Jonas Mekas, the documentary provides a glimpse into the mind and life of this groundbreaking and influential artist. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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looking back on VISIONARY CREATIVE cinema
27 July 2002 | by mingus_xSee all my reviews

wonderful soundtrack by john zorn

meetings/interviews with stan brakhage, jonas mekas, ... (every time a great pleasure to see them)

[besides: we need all brakhage films out on dvd!]

a lot of original film clips of maya's movies (this is the best part, especially worth mentioning is the footage from the haitian voodoo documentary, since i had never seen it before - i love it, it is accompanied with original music from maya's magnetic tapes recorded at the time of shooting in haiti. a lot of vitality, a lot of energy - you can almost feel it !

there are also a lot of original soundclips of maya's voice used in this picture (very good sound quality, it really brings her to life for all of us)

a definite must see

[so release it on dvd for repeated viewings include all of maya's movies in an uncut version on an extra disc, PLEASE !!!]


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Official Sites:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (Austria) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Haiti See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,225, 26 January 2003

Gross USA:

$8,077

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,077
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Stereo | Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)

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1.85 : 1
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