NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN A 2006 bw & color 97 min:
With: Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakage, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Leslie, Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas, Joseph J. Menkevich, Billy Name, Mary Woronov
Original Musik: John Zorn
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 the 1960s, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, and Gerard Malanga. She was a probable role model of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and ended up
as a Warhol Superstar. The documentary allows a glimpse into her social and artistic struggle and radical integrity, drawing the picture of a modern myth in personal diary style.
Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied cinematography and documentary directing at the Film and Television Academy FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. Her award winning directing career has led her to an involvement in research and archiving. She received the "Film Preservation Award" (2004) given by Anthology Film Archives in New York City.