Notebook: The Films of Marie Menken

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 18, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 6pm

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One of the most significant members of New York’s underground film scene in the 1950s and 1960s, Marie Menken inspired a generation of filmmakers—from Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga to Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas. Celebrated for her lyrical sensibility and improvisational style, Menken, according to Mekas, “filmed with her entire body, her entire nervous system,” spinning her observations into luminous haikus of color, texture, and light. Tonight’s program includes Glimpse of the Garden (1957); Hurry! Hurry! (1957); Dwightiana (1959); Eye Music in Red Major (1961); Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (1961); Notebook (1962–63); Go Go Go (1964); and Andy Warhol (1965). 1957–65, Marie Menken, USA, ca. 70 min, 16mm.

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