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by Marie MENKEN
1957 / 16mm / couleur / son / 4' 51

Hurry, Hurry! 1957 HD

“In this strange little film, Marie Menken photographs billowy flames superimposed over microscopic medical footage of writhing spermatozoa. Her humorous juxtaposition depicts a fiery death-dance of wily males seeking each other in wanton abandon. Ultimately the film is a poignant reminder of the brevity of life.” —Bruce Posner

“Filmmaking was a natural evolution while I was engaged in painting, particularly since I was primarily concerned in capturing light, its effect on textured surfaces, its glowing luminescence in the dark, the enhancement of juxtaposed color, persistence of vision and eye fatigue.” —Marie Menken

Courtesy: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970


distribution format 16mm
1 reel (33 meters)
original format 16mm
speed 24 ips
screen 1,37 - standard
sound opt
translation no
rental fee 24,00 €