Marie Menken made decidedly simple films to be savored, rarely straining for any kind of deeper meaning to supplement her gorgeous imagery. In 1957’s summertime short, Glimpse Of The Garden, the subject is a (her?) backyard, filmed with an acute sense of playfulness and wonder. Menken’s dynamic camera roves along potted plants and magnifies blossomed flowers, capturing a flurry of botanical imagery accompanied by birdsong on the soundtrack.