Tracing the Memory
In the Mirror of Maya Deren
Director: Martina Kudláček
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, 2001, 103', color, b&w
English with Turkish subtitles
With In the Mirror of Maya Deren, documentary filmmaker Martina Kudlacek 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. Starting with excerpts from the films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren seamlessly and effectively interweaves archival footage with observances from acolytes and contemporaries such as filmmakers Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas, dance pioneer Katherine Dunham, and Living Theater founder Judith Malina. With an original score by experimental composer John Zorn.