Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called “the godfather of American avant-garde cinema”, drawing from his extreme life experiences throughout his long career. Along with his cinematic work including the award-winning The Brig (1963), Mekas founded Film Culture magazine, the Film-Makers’ Cooperative and the Anthology Film Archives, paving the way for avant-garde 20th-century cinema.

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