88 mins / 20 mins – United States / United Kingdom / West Germany 1972 / 1980 – Dir: Jonas Mekas
Featuring: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle
Photo: Jonas Mekas palais de chaillot 1997 by Boris Lehman
A celebration of a towering figure in the history of experimental cinema, this screening of select works by filmmaker Jonas Mekas includes one of his most celebrated films REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA (1972) as well as the rarely screened SELF PORTRAIT (1980). Jonas Mekas arrived in New York as a Lithuanian refugee in 1949. He would go on to leave an indelible mark on that city, surrounding himself with a found family of filmmakers and other creatives but his experiences and development as a filmmaker also remained tied to his Lithuanian roots and the journey he made in his youth. His film REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA helps trace that journey and the impact it had, a wonderful introduction to his free approach to film. That film is twinned here with the single take interview film SELF PORTRAIT.
This screening will be introduced by University College Cork’s Laura Rascaroli, Professor of Film & Screen Media.
This event is supported by The Arts Council and the Lithuanian Embassy of Ireland.
Date and Time
Friday Jun 24, 2022 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM IST
Triskel Christchurch Triskel Arts Centre