MAYA DEREN

A friend turned me onto the work of Maya Deren this weekend. This film is from 1944 called “At Land” which she directed and starred in. Really amazing work what with all the time and location jumps and a genuine sense of expression. Surreal yet completely sensible.

Quite a few of her other films can be found the YouTube machine and my friend says there’s a documentary called “In the Mirror of Maya Deren” which is apparently quite interesting. I know I’ll be looking for it.

I don’t know why this amazing filmmaker from the 1940’s escaped my radar. She was obviously ahead of her time and a true artist. I hope more people are aware of her contributions to film than I was.

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