Jonas Mekas • United States • 1969
An epic and intimate document of 1960s New York.
A 27-year-old Lithuanian émigré sets out to film his life as it unfolds. In six reels, we encounter disparate chapters—including a portrait of the 1960s New York arts scene with the filmmaker’s friends: Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Velvet Underground.
Considered the godfather of American avant-garde filmmaking, Jonas Mekas's first completed diary film premiered at Locarno, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and DocumentaMadrid.