Jonas Mekas

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« Non vogliamo film fasulli, leccati, ammiccanti. Li preferiamo scabrosi ma vivi. Non vogliamo film rosei, li vogliamo color sangue. »

(Jonas Mekas, Manifesto del New American Cinema, 1960[1])
Jonas Mekas nel 2008

Jonas Mekas (Biržai, 24 dicembre 1922) è un regista, poeta e artista lituano. È il fondatore, assieme al fratello Adolfas Mekas, della rivista Film Culture, e cofondatore dell'Anthology Film Archives. Trasferitosi a New York alla fine del 1949, è noto per i suoi film sperimentali riconducibili al movimento del New American Cinema.

Filmografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Guns of the Trees (1962)
  • Film Magazine of the Arts (1963)
  • The Brig (1964)
  • Empire (1964)
  • Award Presentation to Andy Warhol (1964)
  • Report from Millbrook (1964–65)
  • Hare Krishna (1966)
  • Notes on the Circus (1966)
  • Cassis (1966)
  • The Italian Notebook (1967)
  • Time and Fortune Vietnam Newsreel (1968)
  • Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches) (1969)
  • Diaries, Notes & Sketches
  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971–72)
  • Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)
  • In Between: 1964–8 (1978)
  • Notes for Jerome (1978)
  • Paradise Not Yet Lost (also known as Oona's Third Year) (1979)
  • Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections (1982)
  • Street Songs (1966/1983)
  • Cups/Saucers/Dancers/Radio (1965/1983)
  • Erik Hawkins: Excerpts from “Here and Now with Watchers”/Lucia Dlugoszewski Performs (1983)
  • He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life (1969/1985)
  • Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1990)
  • Mob of Angels/The Baptism (1991)
  • Dr. Carl G. Jung or Lapis Philosophorum (1991)
  • Quartet Number One (1991)
  • Mob of Angels at St. Ann (1992)
  • Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas (1992)
  • The Education of Sebastian or Egypt Regained (1992)
  • He Travels. In Search of... (1994)
  • Imperfect 3-Image Films (1995)
  • On My Way to Fujiyama I Met… (1995)
  • Happy Birthday to John (1996)
  • Memories of Frankenstein (1996)
  • Birth of a Nation (1997)
  • Scenes from Allen's Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit (1997)
  • Letter from Nowhere – Laiskas is Niekur N.1 (1997)
  • Symphony of Joy (1997)
  • Song of Avignon (1998)
  • Laboratorium (1999)
  • Autobiography of a Man Who Carried his Memory in his Eyes (2000)
  • This Side of Paradise (1999)
  • Notes on Andy's Factory (1999)
  • Mysteries (1966–2001)
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)
  • Remedy for Melancholy (2000)
  • Ein Maerchen (2001)
  • Williamsburg, Brooklyn (1950–2003)
  • Mozart & Wien and Elvis (2000)
  • Travel Songs (1967–1981) n
  • Dedication to Leger (2003)
  • Notes on Utopia (2003) 30 min,
  • Letter from Greenpoint (2004)
  • 365 Day Project (2007), 30 hours.
  • Notes on American Film Director: Martin Scorsese (2007), 80 minutes.
  • Lithuania and the Collapse of USSR (2008), 4 hours 50 minutes.
  • Sleepless Nights Stories (Premiere at the Berlinale 2011)
  • My Mars Bar Movie (2011)
  • "Correspondences: José Luis Guerin and Jonas Mekas" (2011)
  • "Reminiszenzen aus Deutschland" (2012)
  • "Out-takes from the Life of a Happy Man" (2012)

Onorificenze[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Medaglia per le scienze e per le arti (Austria) - nastrino per uniforme ordinaria Medaglia per le scienze e per le arti (Austria)
— 2008
Commendatore Ordine delle Arti e delle Lettere (Francia) - nastrino per uniforme ordinaria Commendatore Ordine delle Arti e delle Lettere (Francia)
— 2013

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ Adriano Arpà (a cura di), "New American cinema. Il cinema indipendente americano degli anni sessanta.", Ubulibri, Milano, 1986.

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