This presentation will include intermission between Chapters 1-6 (132 min.) and Chapters 7-12 (152 min.).
Saturday, December 10 at 5pm | Mekas’s opus (which the filmmaker described as “a masterpiece of nothing”) is an astounding, career-spanning expression of the auteur’s ever-curious, observational style. This nearly five-hour film is presented in twelve chapters, covering Mekas’s life from 1970 to 1999 as he documents the everyday: family parties and picnics, trips abroad, falling leaves and shining suns. In this sweeping account of the everyday, the arguably “mundane,” Mekas presents the profound, he presents the beauty of life. This presentation will include intermission between Chapters 1-6 (132 min.) and Chapters 7-12 (152 min.).
Jonas Mekas 100!: This December, we're celebrating the life and work of Jonas Mekas (1922 - 2019), one of the most influential voices in cinema, and considered by many to be the "godfather of avant-garde cinema." Though his oeuvre spanned seven decades and includes dozens of titles, the eight programs in our Mekas 100 presentation exemplify the heart of what Mekas distinctively captures so often: daily life. View full program here.
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