Thursday, February 18

Jonas Mekas

Wikipedia - "Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; born December 24, 1922) is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called 'the godfather of American avant-garde cinema.' His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide. ... In 1954, together with his brother Adolfas Mekas, he founded Film Culture, and in 1958, began writing his 'Movie Journal' column for The Village Voice. In 1962, he co-founded Film-Makers' Cooperative and the Filmmakers' Cinematheque in 1964, which eventually grew into Anthology Film Archives, one of the world’s largest and most important repositories of avant-garde film. He was part of the New American Cinema, with, in particular, fellow film-maker Lionel Rogosin. He was a close collaborator with artists such as Andy Warhol, Nico, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Salvador Dalí, and fellow Lithuanian George Maciunas. ..."
Jonas Mekas (Video)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Experimental Film Pioneer Jonas Mekas on the Early Days of New York's Avant-Garde
Senses of Cinema - Jonas Mekas
Guardian - Jonas Mekas: the man who inspired Andy Warhol to make films (Video)
Jonas Mekas's anthology film archives (Video)
YouTube: Salvador Dali, Happenings, Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania, Bed-In John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Cinema Is Not 100 Years Old, As I was Moving Ahead, Occasionally I saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty, An American Film Director at Work: Martin Scorsese, A Walk (1990) 58:19
YouTube: Jonas Mekas - In Focus - The Artist's Studio 23:03