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JONAS MEKAS Guns of the Trees

Guns of the Trees 35mm, 1962, b/w, 75’

“Four young people are trying to understand why their friend, a young woman, committed a suicide. The title of the film comes from a poem by Stuart Perkoff which tells how some young people felt (around 1960) that everything is against them, so much that even the trees in the parks and streets seemed to them like guns pointing at their very existence.” Jonas Mekas

« Quatre jeunes essaient de comprendre pourquoi leur amie, une jeune femme, s’est suicidée. Le titre vient d’un poème de Stuart Perkoff qui raconte comment quelques jeunes (vers 1960) sentait que tout allait contre eux, même les arbres dans les parcs et dans les rues leur semblaient tels des armes braquant leur existence même. » Jonas Mekas

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The Sixties Quartet

Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol 16mm, 1992, 34’ Friendships and Intersections 16mm, 1990, 35’ Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas 16mm, 1992, 35’ Happy Birthday to John 16mm, 1995, 24’ with J.Lennon and Y.Ono This Side of Paradise 16mm, 1999, 35’

Four short films chronicling Mekas’ meetings with remarkable friends — Andy Warhol, John & Yoko, George Maciunas (the founder of the Fluxus movement) and his friendship with the family of JFK.

Quatre courts-métrage sur les rencontres de Mekas avec ses amis remarquables de la scène artistique newyorkaise des années 1960: Warhol, John & Yoko, le mouvement Fluxus, la famille Kennedy.

Re:Voir Video DVD Catalogue  

Catalogue 2016

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