HE STANDS IN A DESERT COUNTING THE SECONDS OF HIS LIFE

The Diary Film was a significant form that has run throughout the history of American independent cinema, and whose major practitioner has been filmmaker Jonas Mekas. GME is therefore pleased to add HE STANDS IN A DESERT COUNTING THE SECONDS OF HIS LIFE to other boxed set editions of Mekas’s other diary films, THE MAJOR WORKS and THE SIXITES QUARTET. Shot between 1969 and 1985, the film consists of 124 brief sketches, each half-a-minute to about two minutes long. According to Mekas, these are “Portraits of people I have spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather (storms, snow, blizzards etc...) many of my film-maker friends- streets and parks of New-York- brief escape in nature, out of town- nothing spectacular, unimportant celebrations of life that has gone, by now, and remains only as a record in these personal, brief sketches."

 
 
 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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HE STANDS IN A DESERT COUNTING THE SECONDS OF HIS LIFE
(US, 1969-1985)

Director: Jonas Mekas
With: Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Adolfo Arrietta, Henri Langlois, Cavalcanti, Peter Kubelka, Ken Jacobs, Kenneth Anger, George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, Robert Breer, Willard Van Dyke, Hollis Frampton, John Lennon, Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill, John Kennedy Jr., & Caroline, Tina and Anthony Radziwill, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, P. Adams Sitney, Yoko Ono, Raimund Abraham, Hermann Nitsch, Allen Ginsberg, George Maciunas, Miles Davis, Shirley Clarke, Gregory Corso, Adolfas Mekas & Pola Chapelle

• 150 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

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Bonus Material

QUARTET NUMBER ONE
(US, 1991)

Director: Jonas Mekas

• 10 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 02:40:00

Language: English. French subtitles

Booklet Text: Gideon Bachmann & Scott Hammen (Bilingual English & French)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping)

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