New Horizons International Film Festival 2022
First monography of Jonas Mekas’ work in Polish, accompanying the retrospective at the New Horizons International Film Festival 2022. Mekas spoke first person singular in his film and was a virtuoso of home movies. His work relates to meetings and people and teach how to look with caution for ‘glimpses of beauty’, small, easily disregarded things. Andrzej Pitrus believes that referring the work of the Lithuanian artist asks for a specific approach: he remains in the sphere of Mekas’ sensibility and adapted the collage-like and fragmentary nature of his written and cinematic works. The chapters are to a lesser extent complete analyses and interpretations of particular Mekas’ pieces but rather they dialogue with the words of the artist, whose selected poetry, diaries and critical texts are enclosed within the book. In Mekas’ vein Pitrus adds personal elements and recounts in the book.
Andrzej Pitrus’ book will be presented during the New Horizons International Film Festival. The book will be presented twice on different days after two film screenings:
On 27 July at 15:15, there will be a book presentation after the screening of Jonas Mekas’ “Lost Lost Lost”.
On 28 July at 16:00 there will be a book presentation after the screening of Jonas Mekas’ “Paradise Not Yet Lost (Oona’s Third Year)”.