Two days ago I watched the documentary In the Mirror of Maya Deren. Maya Deren was an avant-garde filmmaker who influenced many other filmmakers, avant-garde or otherwise. She used the medium of film for poetic ends. She is worth mentioning on the blog because she valued many other art forms as well, especially dance and music, and she incorporated these art forms into her work and life. Such interdisciplinarity expanded the film genre forever. Crossing boundaries helps creativity.