Jonas Mekas’ cinematic document of the Living Theatre’s anti-war performance became his most overtly political film. “The Brig” (1964) won the Grand Prize for best documentary at the Venice Film Festival later that year.
Join e-flux Screening Room and hear an introduction by Andrew Uroskie (Stony Brook University).
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During the festival period, director and experimental film specialist Pip Chodorov, Sebastian Mekas son of Jonas Mekas, and director Julius Ziz, who also contributes to the organization of the centennial program “Jonas Mekas 100!”, will visit the festival and share stories about Jonas Mekas’ films. In addition, film critic Youngbin Kwak and critic Yunseong Yoo prepared an in-depth lecture on the questions about Jonas Mekas’ films. In memory of Jonas Mekas, 7 of his films will be shown at the festival.
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Retrospective exhibition of an artist and filmmaker Jonas Mekas and the following public program will be held in Rome. An exhibition will be showcased in the Mattatoio complex, Jonas Mekas’ film week is planned at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni cinema and the meetings, discussions will be held at the Macro Museum.
Curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi.
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Two simultaneous Jonas Mekas’ film programmes in two main cinematheques in Israel – Tel Aviv Cinemateque and Jerusalem Cinematheque – will be presented for the audience, followed by roundtables and discussions, including local and international interlocutors.
The programmes curated by film critic Ariel Schweitzer.
A two-day international music event reflecting upon the musicality of Jonas Mekas legacy. A series of lectures, discussions, workshops, performances.
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