NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!
2006, 97 minutes, 35mm. Edited by Henry Hills. Film score by John Zorn. With Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Leslie, Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas, Joseph J. Menkevich, Billy Name, Mary Woronov.
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, and Kenneth Anger. Providing a glimpse into her social and artistic struggle and radical integrity, NOTES sketches a portrait of the artist in personal-diary style. The film features never-before-seen footage by Menken salvaged from basements and storage vaults, including a camera "duel" for Bolexes waged by Menken and Warhol.
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