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: February 9, 2007
DVD 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.

Sarah Boslaugh

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

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Maitland McDonagh
TV 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.

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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