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In the Mirror of Maya Deren

In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002)

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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Maya Deren was one of the pioneering figures of avant-garde cinema in America and also a noted author, poet, anthropologist, and alternative cultural figure of the 1940s and 1950s. Born Eleanora Derenkovsky in 1917, her family fled Kiev in 1922 to avoid political and economic reprisals brought on by her father's association with Leon Trotsky. Settling in Syracuse, NY, the family shortened their name to Deren, and Eleanora developed a passionate interest in dance and literature. After receiving

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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.

November 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Not only celebrates Deren's cinematic legacy but also reveals a gifted talent whose explosive temperament was at odds with the lyrical, dreamlike imagery she put on screen.

May 16, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Intimidated by the words 'avant-garde film'? Then hand yourself over, without reservation, to the skills of documentarian Martina Kudlacek and her astonishingly accessible primer, In the Mirror of Maya Deren.

February 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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A long overdue documentary portrait of one of our most important avant-garde filmmakers.

February 5, 2003
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It should please her admirers and, 40 years after her death, win her new ones.

January 24, 2003
New York Post
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Refreshingly free of postmodernist theorizing and gender-study cant.

January 23, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Martina Kudlacek's engrossing film study does a service to the film world by reminding everyone that there are filmmakers who make films as art.

October 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Better late than never, In the Mirror of Maya Deren reminds us of what a treasure Deren was and gives us just enough of a taste to make us want more.

May 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

An absolute must for those who think themselves students of film and for the serious documentary buff.

February 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

should be required viewing for any student of film

January 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

It's the included portions of Deren's films that are the best part of In the Mirror of Maya Deren.

January 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A smart and moving documentary.

January 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Kudlacek's film includes interviews with a fascinating cross-section of Deren's contemporaries, as well as generous excerpts from her films.

January 23, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A visually and spiritually rewarding documentary.

January 19, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A truly superb documentary on the life of pioneering avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren.

January 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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