Jonas Mekas, the Godfather of Avant-garde Cinema, Has Passed Away

Jonas Mekas, one of the most beloved figures in the world of experimental cinema, has passed away at the age of 96. Mekas will be remembered not just for his films but also his poetry and overall contribution to the world as an artist and as a person. Mekas remains one of the most important figures to come out of Lithuania and will certainly remain a shining light for new, old and unknown artists around the world.

“I make no decisions. I never know what I’ll film/tape/record next. I like to be surprised. Things keep coming at me.”

In 2017, we had the privilege of interviewing Jonas Mekas. You can read the full interview here.

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