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Marie Menken's rhythmic, sometimes frenetic films influenced Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and others, and are too little seen today. Menken's Notebook (1963), with its brief sections that lyrically treat subjects like water droplets and Christmas tree lights, seems to have inspired Brakhage's Sketches (1976). The speeded-up views of Manhattan and of ships traversing New York Harbor in Go Go Go (1964) are engaging, and I especially liked the mysterious image of flames superimposed over moving cell-like shapes in Hurry! Hurry! (1957). Menken's transformation of the seen world into movement can sometimes seem reductive, though, and some of the other films on this program are weaker. 70 min.

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