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Major Works of Jonas Mekas, The

Synopsis
This box set brings together the key works of Jonas Mekas, one of the most prolific avant-garde film artists and an acclaimed poet. Born in Lithuania in 1922, chased west by Soviet and Nazi forces, Mekas and his brother spent four years in German displaced persons’ camps before arriving in New York in 1949 where they started shooting 16mm films on exile, military domination and poetic freedom. Mekas developed his diary style of filmmaking while busying himself as a film critic, programmer, organizer and distributor.


The collection includes: ‘Short Film Works, 1949-1963’, (1976,)16mm, B&W and color, 180 minutes

'Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania’, (1971-1972) / 16mm / color / 82 minutes

'As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty’ (2000) / 16mm / color / 288 minutes

'Walden’ (1964-1969); 16mm, color; 180 minutes

‘The Brig’ (1964); 16mm, B&W, 68 minutes
Language
English
Country
France
Year of release
2012
Year of production
1964-2002
Notes
Subtitles in French, English and Lithuanian
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
avant-garde film & video; Lithuania; poetry; refugees

Credits

Director
Jonas Mekas

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00 (individual); £200.00 (institutional)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
798 minutes
Year
2017

Publisher

Name

Agnès b. DVD

Address
France

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

Online Retailer

Name

Lux

Email
info@lux.org.uk
Web
https://lux.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 31412960
Address
Waterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill
London
N19 5JF
Notes
The premier UK source for arts-based moving image materials including experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, personal documentary, essay films and animation. Incorporates collections previously held by the London Film-makers’ Co-op and London Video Arts. The 4000+ works are available for non-theatric exhibition, some may be purchased on DVD through the online shop, and a selection are streamed for free online viewing.

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