OUTTAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN

By Jonas MEKAS

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Biography - Completed 2012

Jonas Mekas decided that the time had come to finally collect all the outtakes from his previous films and edit this footage into a final film – as – film (16mm).

Festivals
& Awards

doc lisboa 2013
Mar Del Plata FF 2013
transcinema lima 2014
kinopavasaris vilnius 2014
entrevues de belfort 2014
Viennale 2014
documenta 2014
Focus on Directors
las palmas 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Biography, Documentary, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jonas MEKAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Jonas MEKAS
    • Synopsis
    • In my editing room there is a shelf with many cans of film going back as far as 1950. There are all materials that relate to my finished films, from 1950 till now, but they somehow could not find a place in them. They are, in filmmaking language, outtakes. And they are all slowly fading. Some are already faded. On the occasion of my Serpentine show, I decided that the time had come to finally collect all this footage in my final film – as – film. Result of that decision is this film. Footage covers a lot of home life and materials that I took of my friends, the city, nature, and during the visits to Lithuania. All put together in my usual random chance “order.”
      J. M.
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