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Mekas, Jonus



  • Existence: 1922-


Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania in 1922. In 1949, Mekas emigrated with his brother to the United States, where he became interested in avant-garde film. He later began screening his own avant-garde films and publishing criticism in several different venues, including Film Culture. Mekas also founded the Anthology Film Archives, one of the world's largest collections of avant-garde films.

Author: Danya Crites, Jacque Roethler, January 2005

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jonas Mekas Collection of Fluxus Films

Identifier: MsC0762

Lithuanian-American avant garde film maker and critic. This collection is comprised of nearly one linear foot of Fluxus film loops.

Dates: 1960-1970