Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas

Actor, Director, Writer, Camera Operator, Director of photography, Editor

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A Walk

Filmed on Dec. 15, 1990. On a rainy day, I have a walk through the early Soho. I begin my walk on... Read more

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Jonas

A verité portrait of Jonas Mekas making his daily rounds, JONAS shows us the underground impresar... Read more

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He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life

A film collage tracing the story of the lives, loves, and deaths within the artistic community su... Read more

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Underground New York

A rare behind-the-scenes view of the exploding New York “underground” in the late sixities, a tur... Read more

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My Conversations on Film

This distinctly personal journey into the artistic possibilities of independent film is not to be... Read more

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Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR

A meditation on the time when the world watched as filmmaker Jonas Mekas' home country of Lithuan... Read more

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Notes on the Circus

The short film is a montage of sped up clips of The Ringling Brothers Circus in action set to a m... Read more

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Notes on Marie Menken

A look at avant-garde filmmaker Marie Menken. Read more

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Lost, Lost, Lost

Jonas Mekas adjusts to a life in exile in New York in his autobiographical film, shot between 194... Read more

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Self-Portrait

Jonas Mekas reflects on his life. Read more

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A Visit to Stan Brakhage

In late 1966 I visited Stan Brakhage in Rollinsville, Colorado. This is a portrait of Stan at hom... Read more

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Report from Millbrook

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Scenes from Allen's Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit

This is a video record of the Buddhist Wake ceremony at Allen Ginsberg's apartment. You see Allen... Read more

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The Song of Moscow

Images of Moscow filmed in 1971 as part of Mekas's "Travel Songs" series. Read more

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Galaxie

In March and April of 1966, Markopoulos created this filmic portrait of writers and artists from ... Read more

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The Velvet Underground

Lou Reed, first public appearnce by mekas Read more

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As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

My film diaries 1970-1979: my marriage, children are born, you see them growing up. Footage of da... Read more

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Happy Birthday to John

On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono's art, designed by the Master of the F... Read more

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Meet The Kuchar Brothers

Provides a rare glimpse into the world of George and Mike Kuchar, underground filmmaking brothers... Read more

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Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania is a 1971–72 documentary film by Jonas Mekas. It revolves... Read more

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Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas (Fluxus)

The life and work of Fluxus artist George Maciunas as seen in clips filmed between 1952 and 1978. Read more

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Cassis

One day of the Cassis port filmed in one shot. Read more

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This Side of Paradise

Unpredictably, as most of my life’s key events have been, for a period of several years of late s... Read more

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Just Visiting This Planet

Peter Sempel's masterful poetic film tribute to butoh performer Kazuo Ohno. Read more

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I Don't Know Which Tree It Comes From that Fragrance

In his latest film, Mekas shares what he describes as “a valentine to Yoko Ono,” done in his sign... Read more

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Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man

"A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1... Read more

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The Song of Assisi

Part of the series of Travel Songs by Jonas Mekas Read more

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I Had Nowhere to Go

I Had Nowhere To Go is based on Jonas Mekas’s diary. It’s been over 70 years since he left his vi... Read more

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Diaries Notes and Sketches

An epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s. Read more

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Anger Me

Elio Gelmini interviews Avantgarde filmmaker Kenneth Anger. With archive footage of Angers films,... Read more