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Letter from Greenpoint, A

Synopsis
Filmmaker Jonas Mekas says of this film: "In February 2004, after 30 years of my life in SoHo, I made a decision to leave SoHo and move to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This video is about what it feels like to leave a place in which one has spent more time than any other place, and which was also the place of my family life. I am somewhere else now. It’s about beginning of growing roots in a new place, new home, with new friends, new thoughts, experiences. This video is also about video. When in 1949 I began filming with my Bolex, it took me fifteen years to really master it so that my Bolex would do for me what I wanted. When in 1987 I got my first Sony camera I thought it would be different.
But no. Only today, after working with the video camera for fifteen years, I feel like it had become an extension of my eye, my body, "A Letter from Greenpoint" being my first real video work."
Language
English
Country
France
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
cameras; experimental film & video; immigration; film essay

Credits

Director
Jonas Mekas

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
€19.90
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes
Year
2019

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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