Nina Menkes

Called “Brilliant, one of the most provocative artists in film today,” by The Los Angeles Times, and a “Cinematic Sorceress” by The New York Times, Nina Menkes makes films which synthesize inner dream worlds with brutal, outer realities. Her work has been shown widely in major international film festivals, including Sundance (four feature premieres), the Berlinale, Locarno, Toronto, and MOMA in NYC. A retrospective of her work is playing at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles between March 12 and March 26. She has had numerous international retrospectives and her early work has been selected for restoration by the Academy Film Archive and Scorsese’s Film Foundation. Menkes is a Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow and on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts. For more information, visit (Photo by Ann Johansson.)


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Visions in the Night

By Nina Menkes | March 9, 2022

Visions in the Night

To coincide with a major retrospective of her work, Nina Menkes revisits a manifesto she wrote a decade ago, looking at it now with fresh eyes.