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Maya Deren
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    (April 29, 1917-October 13, 1961)
    Birth name is Eleanora Derenkowsky
    Directed 'Meshes of the Afternoon (1943),' 'At Land (1944),' 'Study in Choreography for Camera, A (1945)' and 'Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)'
    Wrote the books 'An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film (1946)' and 'Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1953)'
    First filmmaker to receive a Guggenheim for creative work in motion pictures (1947)
    She was divorced.
    She married the soundtrack guy from 'Meshes of the Afternoon' in 1960, then died a year later (damaged goods!).
    She died from a cerebral hemorrhage.
    In her honor, the American Film Institute posthumously created the Maya Deren Award, to recognize 'Independent Film & Video Artists.'
    Her family fled Russia in 1922 to avoid the massacre against Russian Jews.
    She graduated New York University with a B.A. in journalism and political science (1936).
    She founded the Creative Film Foundation (late 1950's) to reward independent filmmakers for their achievements.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 83 Votes: 50.60% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 64.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 61 Votes: 67.21% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 110 Votes: 55.45% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 206 Votes: 59.71% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 230 Votes: 61.74% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 532 Votes: 64.85% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1538 Votes: 68.66% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 39 Votes: 71.79% Annoying
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