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Tribute to Jonas Mekas


Throughout the year, Museum of the Moving Image will be honoring the work of Jonas Mekas (1922–2019), the late great artist, filmmaker, poet, critic, exhibitor, and consummate New Yorker. A titan of avant-garde and independent cinema, Mekas was also a friend to the Museum and an inspiration to anyplace and anyone who celebrated movies and moviegoing. In addition to championing films via Anthology Film Archives and his trailblazing column at The Village Voice, Mekas was an inexhaustible filmmaker in his own right, producing over 40 features, shorts, narrative and documentary works in over 50 years—some of which will be showcased in this series.