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by Jonas Mekas

by 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.

Extras

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

    Additional Info

    SKU 3545020021958
    Product contents 1 disc
    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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