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Xcèntric 2019

Jonas Mekas. You keep a diary & the diary will keep you

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We celebrate Mekas’ work with one of his great diary-films, shot between 1969 and 1984: portraits of his community of artist and filmmaker friends (Rossellini, Anger, Warhol, Frampton, Lennon…), about “places, seasons of the year, climates (storms, snow, blizzards), streets and parks in New York, brief escapes to natural areas, nothing special, minor celebrations held over the years, up until now, and that are retained as a record in these short and personal sketches" (Mekas).

He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life, Jonas Mekas, 1985, 16mm, 150min

Directors: Jonas Mekas

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