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
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective