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Maya Deren
A film by Jo Ann Kaplan
1987, 53 minutes, Color/BW, 16mm/DVD
Order No. W99030
Maya Deren is a legend of avant-garde cinema. This authoritative biography of the charismatic filmmaker, poet and anthropologist features excerpts from her pioneering Meshes of the Afternoon and her unfinished documentary on Haiti, interviews with Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas, and recordings of her lectures. Narrated by actress Helen Mirren, this definitive documentary offers startling insights into one of the most intriguing, accomplished figures in cinema history.

Photo by Alexander Hamid. Photo copyright the estate of Alexander Hamid.


    "A beguiling, informative portrait of a fascinating woman."
    Time Out

    "Unusual and pleasurable for its sensual approach."
    Pam Cook
    Monthly Film Bulletin

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