Let’s wish an astounding 91 Happy Birthday wishes to Jonas Mekas, the godfather of underground film! To celebrate, let’s listen to some of Jonas’s own words of wisdom from 2007 and hope that it changes some minds in the process!
Founder of the Anthology Film Archives and the Film-makers’ Cooperative. Godfather of underground film. Icon. Jonas Mekas turns 90 years old today.
Announcing the Nov. 2012 DVD release of the films of Jonas Mekas, available as individual titles and in a handsome box set.
It appears that a Jonas Mekas DVD box set is in the works. However, it’s most likely only going to be available for European movie lovers.
Influential film critic Andrew Sarris, who passed away June 20, met his wife Molly Haskell at a screening of Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising.
On Feb. 11, 2012, the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York screened long lost films by iconic and hugely influential underground filmmaker Jack Smith was screened.
Jonas Mekas was born on this day in 1922 in Semeniskiai, Lithuania. Watch a cilp from one of his latest films to help celebrate this special day!
Rescued from the jaws of limbo, the Denver Underground Film Festival comes roaring back to life for three days of short films and one intense feature-length documentary. The fest runs Nov. 11-13 at the Unitarian Society of Denver. The feature doc screening on the fest’s last night is Iconoclast, Larry Wessel‘s epic profile of musician
An Introduction to the American Underground Film, the seminal book on avant-garde and experimental film history written by Sheldon Renan in 1967, is now available for free download at Archive.org. Anybody who is even slightly interested in underground film history needs to download this important book. Renan’s book has been long out of print and
Underground filmmaker Adolfas Mekas has passed away at the age of 85. He is most well known for the screwball comedy Hallelujah the Hills.