Notes on Marie Menken - Martina Kudláček
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN A 2006 bw & color 97 min:
With: Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakage, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Leslie, Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas, Joseph J. Menkevich, Billy Name, Mary Woronov
Original Musik: John Zorn
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 the 1960s, 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 struggle and radical integrity, drawing the picture of a modern myth in personal diary style.
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN A 2006 bw & color 97 min,
EXTRAS: 4 films by Marie Menken: VISUAL VARIATIONS ON NOGUCHI USA 1945, 4 min, GLIMPSE OF THE GARDEN USA 1957, 5 min, ARABESQUE FOR KENNETH ANGER USA 1958-61, 4 min, LIGHTS USA 1964-66, 6:30 min