Sunday, October 1, 2006

Notes on Marie Menken

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Martina Kudlácek (In the Mirror of Maya Deren) turns her archivist’s eye and passion for the avant-garde to a less publicly fêted woman: Marie Menken, star of Chelsea Girls and pioneering filmmaker in her own right. Notes on Marie Menken includes rare footage of Menken and her milieu (Warhol, Gerard Malanga, husband Willard Maas) as well as interviews with friends and colleagues Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, and others. Revealing Menken’s creative life, Kudlácek affirms her powerful legacy to avant-garde film history.