Over the past two decades, GME has assembled a curated collection of significant films throughout the entire course of moving image history, which we offer in DVD and Blu-ray editions to educational institutions in North America. A substantial number of these films are represented in Anthology Film Archives’s Essential Cinema Repertory program.Read More
In a moving video letter to curator John Hanhardt, LETTER TO JOHN FROM JONAS (1999), in which he stresses the need for Anthology Film Archives to resist the option of merging with the Guggenheim Museum, Jonas Mekas discusses the shift away from Anthology's role as the sole preservationist of experimental cinema, and, by example, the important work of Jon Gartenberg’s preservation of Warren Sonbert’s estate following Sonbert’s untimely death in 1995.Read More
With the release of these DVD editions (published by Re:Voir), GME pays tribute to Jonas Mekas (1922-2019), who led a remarkable life both as the Godfather of avant-garde cinema as well as the signature artist who propelled the film diary into new dimensions of time, space, and memory.Read More
Jeff Preiss was inspired by the diary films of Jonas Mekas and Warren Sonbert (who was his teacher at Bard College). He began in the early 1980s making silent, semi-narrative works born out of his practice of shooting with his Regular 8mm Bolex on a daily basis.Read More
THE FILMS OF ADOLFAS MEKAS
October 20 - October 27
Anthology Film Archives and the avant-garde film community at large suffered a great loss this past spring with the passing of Adolfas Mekas. A gifted filmmaker and legendary figure at Bard College, where he founded the film department and taught for more than three decades, Adolfas came to New York from Lithuania with his brother Jonas (Anthology’s co-founder and Artistic Director) in 1949. After launching Film Culture magazine together, the Mekas brothers turned to filmmaking, collaborating on GUNS OF THE TREES and THE BRIG. Adolfas would soon go on to produce a remarkable body of work of his own, with films including HALLELUJAH THE HILLS, WINDFLOWERS, and GOING HOME.
A seminal figure in the history of independent cinema, and an always warm, often hilarious presence in the lives of his many friends, family members, and students, Adolfas Mekas will be greatly missed. In tribute to his life and work, Anthology presents this comprehensive retrospective of his work.
Very special thanks to Pola Chapelle, as well as to Barbara Stone, Gabrielle Claes (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique), and Daniel Wagner & Daniel Bish (George Eastman House).
Please note: following the retrospective of Adolfas Mekas’s work, we will be presenting a series in honor of a friend and collaborator of Adolfas’s, the producer, distributor, and filmmaker David C. Stone, who also passed away earlier this year.
October 20 at 7:00 PM
October 24 at 8:45 PM
Jonas and Adolfas Mekas
October 20 at 9:15 PM
October 24 at 7:00 PM
October 21 at 7:00 PM
October 22 at 8:45 PM
October 26 at 7:00 PM
October 21 at 9:15 PM
October 23 at 4:45 PM
Philip Kaufman & Benjamin Manaster
October 22 at 4:15 PM
October 23 at 8:30 PM
October 22 at 6:30 PM
October 26 at 9:00 PM
Barbara Stone, David C. Stone, and Adolfas Mekas
October 23 at 6:30 PM
October 27 at 7:00 PM
Adolfas Mekas' HALLELUJAH THE HILLS
Available on DVD for INSTITUTIONAL SALES
HALLELUJAH THE HILLS
(1963) Adolfas Mekas.
Format: DVD PAL / Region 0, No Regional Code.
Institutional Sale Price: $200.00 plus shipping & handling.
These DVDs are available on an exclusive basis for sale to educational organizations in North America (universities, libraries, & other cultural institutions), and include public performance rights. Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and in other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.
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