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Monday, September 20, 2010

Searching for Redemption in Nina Menkes' Dissolution

Copy pasted from "The Huffington Post":


Persistent and unwavering in continuously producing independent work on her own terms, American director Nina Menkes has defied the odds posed against most alternative filmmakers by creating feature films for over two decades without compromising her creative vision. Based in Los Angeles, Menkes works outside of the Hollywood system, vehemently opposing the dominant forces that reduce films to products, instead honoring cinema as an art form. With roots in Israel and Germany, Menkes has made films that address her Jewish heritage and sense of family through the vantage points of isolated, marginalized, and roaming female subjects who can all be looked at as an extension of the other. She has situated her characters in locations spanning the East and West, in places including Morocco, India, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Weaving fairytale references, surrealism, and spiritual undercurrents into all of her works, Menkes fuses the hyper-real, alienated realities of her characters with the otherworldly, bringing alive on screen their quest into the unknown--their search for something greater to free them of their loneliness...

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