Notes on Marie Menken
Notes on Marie Menken (2007)

"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 the1960s,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 20, 2009
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice

While it opens a rare window into an unconventional life, this portrait of an artist as an old woman is prone to strange distractions.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...welcome effort to bring long-overdue attention to Menken's work and life.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

While [director] Kudlacek lets some of the elder statesmen ramble, their recollections are a vivid, firsthand window into a bygone era of American art.

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Leslie Felperin

Handsome tribute is paid to the eponymous experimental filmmaker in Notes on Marie Menken.

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Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Menken's flickering opuses about nothing more or less than walking through a garden seem to suggest that there's art all around us in the mundane -- something Kudlácek should have taken to heart.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Notes on Marie Menken shines a welcome ray of light on a largely forgotten figure in the American avant-garde film scene.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Marie Menken may be a footnote figure, but viewers looking for another small piece of hidden cinema history will admire these Notes.

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