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Maya Deren is a legend of avant-garde cinema. This authoritative biography of the charismatic filmmaker, poet and anthropologist features excerpts from her pioneering Meshes of the Afternoon and her unfinished documentary on Haiti, interviews with Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas, and recordings of her lectures. Narrated by actress Helen Mirren, this definitive documentary offers startling insights into one of the most intriguing, accomplished figures in cinema history.

  1. Jo Ann Kaplan

    Director, Writer

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  1. Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren

    Narrator

  2. Maya Deren

    Maya Deren

  3. Jana Shelden

    Jana Shelden

    Reader

  4. Jonas Mekas

    Jonas Mekas

  5. Teiji Ito

    Teiji Ito

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Invocation: Maya Deren

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Status Released

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  • April 24, 1986
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 53m

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