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Jonas Mekas: The Sixties Quartet

Year: 1990-1999, 129 mins
Code: RV-Jonpar

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.Jonas Mekas is know for his rapid-fire diary films. his Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat.

ZEFIRO TORNA OR SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF GEORGE MACIUNAs, 1992, 35’

“Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (almus, andy warhol, John Lennon, yoko ono, etc.), George’s wedding and footage I took of him in Boston hospital three days before he died.” -J.M.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN, 1995, 24’ WITH JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO

“on october 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/yoko ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John’s birthday.” - J.M.

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, 1999, 35’ wIth JACKIE, CAROLINE AND JOHN KENNEDY JR I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy’s and her sister Lee Radziwill’s families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship. - J.M.

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