8:15 pm
Screening of “Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania” at the Pyramid Theatre
United Kingdom, Leeds
United Kingdom, Leeds

The Pyramid Theatre at Leeds University Union,

Lifton Place, 
Leeds, LS2 9JZ,
United Kingdom


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the late Jonas Mekas we are happy to present a one-off screening of his landmark 1972 film “Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania”, in partnership with the Hyde Park Picture House.

“Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania” chronicles the return journey to his homeland with his brother Adolfas, after several decades in the United States. Reuniting with siblings, neighbours and their mother, the film pulls the viewer through village life in rural Soviet Lithuania, bookended by scenes from New York in the 1950s and a stop in Vienna on their return journey to the US. Combining music, poetry and reflections, with short fragmentary bursts of filming, Mekas’ films are alive with memory.

Preceded by a video from Mekas’s “365 Days Project” (2007).

UK Cinema Tour curated by Herb Shellenberger.

For more information visit the link here.

Still from film "Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania" (1972) by Jonas Mekas
Still from film "Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania" (1972) by Jonas Mekas