INVOCATION – Maya Deren Doc. – free.


Director: JoAnn Kaplan

53 mins (1983) UK PG

Genre: Documentary

Maya Deren was a filmmaker, poet and anthropologist and here is a documentary about her work including a look at her working practises, excerpts of her films and interviews with her peers.

She was Ukrainian-born American working from the 40’s into the 50’s as a creative, regarded by many as a leader in the field of avant-garde filmmaking at the time.

This documentary is narrated by Helen Mirren, features Maya Deren herself and you will see excerpts from her work Meshes in the Afternoon and her unfinished documentary she shot on Haiti,  There are interviews with Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas, recordings of her lectures along with music and dance.


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*Thur 24, July – Venue: Tir-na-nOg Holistic Centre, The Stables, Balfunning, Balfron Station, G63 0NF – tent opens 12:30 pm – main feature starts 1:00 pm*

*Recommended to anyone interested in dance, alternative cinema, women’s stories, and ecstatic imagery*