Thursday, 25 April
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
Jonas Mekas | 2000 | United States | 288'
We are going to show one of Jonas’ great films As I was moving ahead occasionally I saw brief glimpses of beauty, a montage of moments caught by Jonas and superimposed by his lyrical voice, that speaks to us of life: how it happens to you, what those brief and small moments are as they happen, how it is to come to a new world, as Jonas did.
Jonas Mekas was born in 1922 in the farming village of Semeniškiai, Lithuania. In 1944, he and his brother Adolfas were taken by the Nazis to a forced labor camp in Elmshorn, Germany. At the end of 1949 both brothers were brought to New York City.Two months after his arrival in New York he borrowed money to buy his first Bolex camera and began to record brief moments of his life. He soon got deeply involved in the American Avant-Garde film movement. In 1954, together with his brother, he started Film Culture magazine, which soon became the most important film publication in the US. In 1958 he began his legendary Movie Journal column in the Village Voice. He is largely credited for developing the diaristic forms of cinema. He died last January.
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