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Short Film Works Short Film Works

Jonas Mekas Jonas Mekas
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This compilation of short film works brings together Jonas Mekas' many forms of expression throughout his career. At times funny, subversive, provacative, ironic, and fundamentally free, this panorama also shows us the sharp eye and acerbic wit that makes Jonas Mekas more than a filmmaker: a lover of life and people that he embraces with his camera, whose montages sing of eternity. 'Mr. Mekas's technique is to point his camera at whatever strikes his fancy and edit it later into a work in which certain visual motifs and moods emerge, with the formal structure kept loose and open-ended. The images fly by in a vertiginous blur until the camera stops to catch its breath and linger momentarily on a particular scene before the race resumes. These fragments have the impatient rhythm of someone trying to swallow the world in one ravenous gulp.' - New York Times This DVD contains: Cassis, 1966, 4 min Notes on the Circus, 1966, 12 min Hare Krishna, 1966, 4 min Report from Millbrook, 1965-66, 12 min Vietnam Newsreel, 1968, 4 min Travel Songs, 1967-1981, 25 min Quartet #1, 1991, 8 min Imperfect Three-Image Films, 1995, 6 min Song of Avignon, 1998, 5 min Mozart Wien & Elvis, 2000, 3 min Williamsburg, 1949-2002, 15 min All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly. This compilation of short film works brings together Jonas Mekas' many forms of expression throughout his career. At times funny, subversive, provacative, ironic, and fundamentally free, this panorama also shows us the sharp eye and acerbic wit that makes Jonas Mekas more than a filmmaker: a lover of life and people that he embraces with his camera, whose montages sing of eternity. 'Mr. Mekas's technique is to point his camera at whatever strikes his fancy and edit it later into a work in which certain visual motifs and moods emerge, with the formal structure kept loose and open-ended. The images fly by in a vertiginous blur until the camera stops to catch its breath and linger momentarily on a particular scene before the race resumes. These fragments have the impatient rhythm of someone trying to swallow the world in one ravenous gulp.' - New York Times This DVD contains: Cassis, 1966, 4 min Notes on the Circus, 1966, 12 min Hare Krishna, 1966, 4 min Report from Millbrook, 1965-66, 12 min Vietnam Newsreel, 1968, 4 min Travel Songs, 1967-1981, 25 min Quartet #1, 1991, 8 min Imperfect Three-Image Films, 1995, 6 min Song of Avignon, 1998, 5 min Mozart Wien & Elvis, 2000, 3 min Williamsburg, 1949-2002, 15 min All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

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24 page French-English bilingual booklet with filmographic notes and texts by Jonas Mekas.

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SKU 1234567890128
Year 1949-2002 (DVD 2012)
Director Mekas, Jonas
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Re-voir
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Subtitles English, French, Lithuanian
Language(s) English
Running time 98 min
DVD region 0, NTSC
Certificate N/a

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