April 29 — Maya Deren Visionary filmmaker, convert to Haitian voudoun.
APRIL 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS *Feast of the Secret Masters.
ALSO ON APRIL 29 IN HISTORY… 1894 — Jacob Coxey’s protest Army of the Poor reaches Washington, D.C. 1917 — Visionary filmmaker, ethnologist Maya Deren born, Kiev, Ukraine. 1945 — Italian partisans turn Ezra Pound, traitor, over to American army. 1951 — Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein dies, Cambridge, England. 1980 — Suspense film director Alfred Hitchcock dies, Los Angeles, California
Happy birthday Maya! If you don’t know her films, we publish them on DVD, including her Haitian footage Divine Horsemen. Her most influential film is her first: “Meshes of the Afternoon.” For more information and free clips please see our site http://www.re-voir.com/html/deren.htm