Film Screening: Marie Menken: Film Poet and Warhol Superstar

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Saturday 11 November 2023

Free, space is limited

A screening of Notes on Marie Menken (2006) (97 minutes), with a post-screening Q & A with programme curator Vivienne Dick. 


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 Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger, and Gerard Malanga and ending up as a Warhol Superstar herself.

The film includes some wonderful archive footage shot by her husband, the poet Willard Maas. The film score is by John Zorn. Introduction and post-screening Q & A with artist Vivienne Dick.

This film is part of a series of monthly film screenings, curated by artist Vivienne Dick, in tandem with our Andy Warhol Three Times Out exhibition. The next film screening is on Saturday 9 December at 1pm. Hadn’t I once a youth that was lovely, heroic, fabulous is the title of the screening programme which features Gunver Nelson’s Take Off (1972), Tessa Hughes Freeland’s Baby Doll (1982), Rachel Garfield’s Art Sex Work (2022), Bev Zalcock and Sara Chamber’s Southwark Spring (2017) and Barbara Rubin’s Christmas on Earth (1963).

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