Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972) - 16mm
Directed by Jonas Mekas
Co-presented with the Miami University Department of Art and Film Studies Program
(Part of The Mini Mini Series: Generations)
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Jonas Mekas (1922 - 2019) was widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the genres of diary and essay film, as well as an influential critic, film programmer, and organizer, who was instrumental in the emergence of a diverse avant-garde cinema scene in postwar America. He was also someone who has stressed in numerous interviews the crucial role that his experience during World War II and status as a displaced person after the war played in shaping his artistic vision. Released in 1972, Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania was Mekas’ second diary film, which narrates through highly personal footage and voiceover the Mekas brothers’ visit to their native Lithuanian village of Semeniškiai in 1971 after a 27-year absence. -NGA (82 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation