Invocation: Maya Deren

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Original Broadcast: July 24, 1987 (United Kingdom)
Directed by: Jo Ann Kaplan
Written by: Jo Ann Kaplan
Produced by: Fiz Oliver, Rodney Wilson
Running Time: 65 minutes

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. It includes excerpts from her films, interviews with family, friends, and avant-garde fellow-travellers.
Cast & Characters
Helen Mirren (Narrator), Jana Shelden (voice of Maya Deren's Texts Reader), Hella Heyman, Alexander Hammid, Amos Vogel, Marcia Vogel, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Campbell
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