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Notes on Marie Menken

Notes on Marie Menken (2007)

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"Notes on Marie Menken" explores the almost forgotten story of the legendary artist Marie Menken (1909 - 1970) who became one of New York's outstanding underground experimental filmmakers of the 1940s through the1960s, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, and Gerard Malanga. She was a probable role model of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and ended up as a Warhol Superstar. The documentary allows a glimpse into her social and artistic

Oct 20, 2009

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While it opens a rare window into an unconventional life, this portrait of an artist as an old woman is prone to strange distractions.

February 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Handsome tribute is paid to the eponymous experimental filmmaker in Notes on Marie Menken.

February 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Notes on Marie Menken shines a welcome ray of light on a largely forgotten figure in the American avant-garde film scene.

February 9, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
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...welcome effort to bring long-overdue attention to Menken's work and life.

September 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Playback:stl
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Menken's flickering opuses about nothing more or less than walking through a garden seem to suggest that there's art all around us in the mundane -- something Kudlácek should have taken to heart.

April 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Marie Menken may be a footnote figure, but viewers looking for another small piece of hidden cinema history will admire these Notes.

February 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

While [director] Kudlacek lets some of the elder statesmen ramble, their recollections are a vivid, firsthand window into a bygone era of American art.

February 9, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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