Visual Arts Center presents Screening Room episode with Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas

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Event Title:Visual Arts Center presents Screening Room episode with Jonas Mekas (More Information)
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Screening Room, a 1970s television series that aired in Boston, invited independent filmmakers to screen and discuss their work on a commercial affiliate station.

This episode of Screening Room features Jonas Mekas.

Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, film critic, archivist, poet, lecturer, and curator who is one of the leading figures of American avant-garde film and video. Born in Lithuania, Mekas immigrated to New York in 1949 after spending time in Nazi forced-labor and displaced-persons camps. He went on to create numerous narrative and diary films that have screened extensively at festivals and museums around the world, and he was the editor-in-chief of Film Culture, movie critic for the Village Voice, and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives, one of the world’s largest and most important repositories of avant-garde films.

Presented as part of the Visual Arts Center’s Focus Group series, which centers on experimental film in its various formats, including but not limited to 16mm, 8mm, and digital video.

Date and Time:May. 9, 2013 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: Xochi Solis
Admission:Free and Open to the Public
Location:ART Building, Room 1.102 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History