"My Mars Bar Movie," the 87-minute documentary directed by Jonas Mekas, the filmmaker-poet-writer-curator, had its "world theatrical premiere" last October at the Greenpoint Film Festival.
This weekend, the film will play at the Anthology Film Archives on Second Avenue and Second Street. Per the Anthology website:
Anthology is overjoyed to present this new film by Jonas Mekas, a tribute to the dear, departed Mars Bar. Our neighbor ever since we moved to the Second Avenue Courthouse building in 1988, the Mars Bar represented an undiluted blast of the old East Village, keeping alive the punk sensibility and anarchic attitude that’s increasingly a thing of the past in this part of the city. Destined to be replaced by yet another glass condo building, and taking a piece of our heart with it to the grave, the Mars Bar nevertheless lives on through Mekas’s lens!
And an excerpt...
Find the bio for Mekas, the Anthology Film Archives artistic director and co-founder, here.