Thursday, January 24, 2019
A memorial for Jonas Mekas outside the Anthology Film Archives
There's a makeshift memorial for Jonas Mekas outside the Anthology Film Archives on Second Street at Second Avenue. Mekas, the filmmaker, writer, poet, curator, historian as well as co-founder of the Anthology, died yesterday morning. He was 96.
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Here are several links for more on Mekas and his impact on cinema...
Jonas Mekas: how a Lithuanian refugee redefined American cinema (The Guardian)
Jonas Mekas, Underground Filmmaker Who Cast A Long Shadow, Dies At 96 (NPR)
Jonas Mekas, RIP: Why This 96-Year-Old Legend Was Our Most Important Cinephile (IndieWire)
And among his many, many works... "My Mars Bar Movie," an 87-minute documentary on one of the filmmaker's favorite bars.