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Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas - Ligne(s) de vie
A collection of letters (from 1957 to 1995) that the famous brothers Jonas Mekas and Adolfas Mekas sent from America to Semeniškiai village, their homeland, all addressed to the most important addressee of their lives—their mother, Elzbieta Mekienė.
Born in Semeniškiai (Lithuania), Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) bought his first Bolex camera on his arrival in New York in 1949 and began to record moments of daily life. He was the village voice columnist for the “Movie Journal”. He set up and was the editor of Film Culture magazine with his brother Adolfas Mekas, and founded the Film-Makers' Cooperative and Anthology Film Archives. His work later inspired many artists and film makers, such as Jim Jarmush, Martin Scorsese, who recognised his influence. Mekas's films and archive material have been exhibited extensively throughout the world: Documenta 11; the Venice Biennale 2005; MoMA PS1, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Baltic Art Center, Visby; the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, etc.
Adolfas Mekas (1925-2011), Jonas Mekas' brother, was a Lithuanian-born American filmmaker, writer, director, editor, actor and educator.
Edited by Kęstutis Pikūnas.
Preface by R. Bruce Elder.

Graphic design: Kęstutis Pikūnas.

Published by Editions Post Scriptum. Littera (Vilnius).
published in December 2022
French edition
22 x 28 cm (softcover)
320 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-609-95853-6-9
EAN : 9786099585369
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