Inspirational January season
Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man
Commemorate “the godfather of American avant-garde cinema” with this delicate film.
Director: Jonas Mekas
Cast includes: Jonas Mekas
Introduced by Nicholas Johnson of Etruscan Books – 8pm only Rebecca's Staff Pick
68 Mins / 2012 / USA
Jonas Mekas was a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, and artist who has often been called “the godfather of American avant-garde cinema”. We are holding this screening to commemorate his death on this day one year ago. This transcendently lovely and delicate film is composed of brief diaristic scenes; glimpses of family, friends, girlfriends, New York City, seasons of the year, travels.
Mekas talks or plays music taped during earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. A celebration of happiness and life, the film is also a blast back to Mekas’s earlier bohemian past; his extended family is represented in the form of the literary likes of Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, and filmmakers like Ken Jacobs and Peter Kubelka. Every so often, Mekas slips in contemporary images of himself at a table, winding reels and splicing together bits of films.
“I consider myself a happy man” – Jonas Mekas
Nicholas Johnson of Etruscan Books will be introducing the 8pm screening.
Thursday 11am screenings: all seats just £5, including a free cuppa with your ticket.
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