Maya Deren at 100

I am not greedy. I do not seek to possess the major portion of your days. I am content if, on those rare occasions whose truth can be stated only by poetry, you will, perhaps, recall an image, even only the aura of my films.

Yet another of 2017’s centenaries: inspirational film artist Maya Deren was born 100 years ago today. Her remorseless drive to create took its toll, and she died in 1961 at the age of just 44. Follow the links below to find out what happened in between (with apologies for the inevitable dead video links).

Further reading
The rhythm divine
Witch’s Cradle
Review: Maya Deren’s Sink
Take zero
In the Mirror of Maya Deren
Places: 1466 N Kings Road

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