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Jonas Mekas (1922 - ) is a Lithuanian filmmaker, writer, and curator who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." He was the founder of the Anthology Film Archives, the Filmmaker's Cooperative and Film Culture magazine. He wrote film reviews for Village Voice since 1958. He was heavily involved with artists such as Andy Warhol, Nico, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Salvador Dali and fellow Lithuanian George Maciunas. 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... An experimental film is a film organized neither as narrative fiction nor as non-fiction. ... Anthology Film Archives is a cinema and film archive in the East Village neighborhood of New York City devoted to the preservation and exhibition of experimental film. ... Film Culture is an American film magazine started by Adolfas Mekas his brother Jonas Mekas in 1954. ... The Village Voice is a New York City-based weekly newspaper featuring investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts reviews and events listings for New York City. ... Andy Warhol , photographed by Helmut Newton Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987) was an American painter, film-maker, publisher and a major figure in the Pop Art movement. ... Nico Christa Päffgen (October 16, 1938 – July 18, 1988) was a singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress and Warhol superstar, best known by her pseudonym Nico. ... Yoko Ono. ... John Lennon in the autumn of 1968 John Winston Ono Lennon, (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for The Beatles. ... Salvador Dalí as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten Salvador Domenec Felip Jacint Dalí Domenech (May 11, 1904 - January 23, 1989) was an important Catalan-Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. ... George Maciunas (November 8, 1931-May 9, 1978) was a Lithuanian-American artist. ...


During the Second World War, Mekas was held in displaced persons camps before emigrating to the United States with his brother, Adolfas Mekas, in 1949. Adolfas Mekas (born 1925 in Lithuania) is a Lithuanian film director. ...


Though his narrative films and documentaries are still highly regarded, he is best known for his diary films, such as Walden (1969), Lost, Lost, Lost (1975), Reminiscences of a Voyage to Lithuania (1972), and Zefiro Torna (1992). In 2001, he released a five-hour long diary film entitled As I Was Moving Ahead, Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty, assembled by hand from an archive of fifty years worth of recordings of his life. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


He is also a highly regarded poet in Lithuania.


Peter Sempel filmed Jonas Mekas in a film "Jonas in the desert" (1994). Peter Sempel is a film maker and photograph, born in Hamburg (Germany). ...


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Jonas Mekas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (216 words)
Jonas Mekas (1922 -) is a Lithuanian filmmaker, writer, and curator who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." He was the founder of the Anthology Film Archives, the Filmmaker's Cooperative and Film Culture magazine.
During the Second World War, Mekas was held in displaced persons camps before emigrating to the United States with his brother, Adolfas Mekas, in 1949.
Peter Sempel filmed Jonas Mekas in a film "Jonas in the desert" (1994).
Maya Stendhal Gallery: Jonas Mekas: Fragments of Paradise (596 words)
Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, curator, writer, poet, and the founder and artistic director of Anthology Film Archive; his celebratory lifework here becomes a way to read the last fifty years of New York art-making.
Mekas calls these images “Frozen Film Frames”, writing, “I am obsessed with the possibilities of having two, three frames/images together, detaching them from the context [of the film], and letting them be by themselves.” A limited edition of three signed and numbered Frozen Film Frames incorporate moving images into a photographic wall installation*.
Jonas Mekas was born in Semeniskiai, Lithuania, in 1922.
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