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Jonas Mekas

Synopsis
This six DVD set collects the major works of filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Born in Lithuania in 1922, and forced to flee west by Soviet and Nazi forces, Mekas and his brother Adolfas spent four years in a German displaced persons’ camps before arriving in New York in 1949,where they began making 16mm films. Mekas developed his diary style of filmmaking while simultaneously occupying himself as a film critic, programmer, organiser and distributor.
Language
English
Country
France; United States
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
avant-garde film & video; documentary films; experimental film & video; Lithuania; New York

Credits

Director
Jonas Mekas
Contributor
Adolfas Mekas

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
119.40 Euros
Duration/Size
896 minutes
Year
2013

Sections

Title
Brig, The

Title
Walden, Diaries, Notes and Sketches
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Title
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania
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Title
Lost Lost Lost

Title
As I was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
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Title
Short Film Works
Synopsis
Cassis (1966, 4 min.); Notes on the Circus (1966, 12 min.); Hare Krishna (1966, 4 min.); Report from Millbrook (1965-66, 12 min.); Time and Fortune Vietname Newsreel (1968, 4 min.); Travel Songs (1967-81, 25 min.)
Quartet Number One (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.)

Publisher

Name

Agnès b. DVD

Address
France
Name

Potemkine

Distributor

Name

Re-voir Video

Email
info@re-voir.com
Web
http://www.re-voir.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+33 08 73 86 47 00
Fax
+33 01 42 77 93 15
Address
41 faubourg Saint-Martin
75010 Paris
France
Notes
Also known as Re:voir video. Formerly known as Light Cone Video

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