3:00 pm
Reel poetics: Jonas Mekas & his cinematic circle at the Monira Foundation
United States, Jersey City
United States, Jersey City

Monira Foundation
888 Newark Ave. 5th Floor,
Jersey City NJ 07306, USA


Three programs that will consist of one of Jonas Mekas’ feature films that speaks to his mission of personal cinema. He believed that everyone could and should create a film. Each title will be paired with a different filmmaker whose radical or visionary work Jonas invited into the FMC collection in order to ensure the visibility that he believed these masterpieces of cinema deserve. Curated by MM Serra, filmmaker, Executive director of Film-Makers.

Films to be screened:

“Tales of Visions of Community with MM Serra: To Jonas, with Love” (2021), 9 min.
“Outtakes from the Life of a Happy Man” (2012), 68 min. (Jonas Mekas)
“Remembrance: A Portrait Study” (1967), 6 min. (Edward Owens)
“Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts” (1968–70), 6 min. (Edward Owens)

More information available here.