Filmmaking as Taking Notes. Poetry of the Mundane in films by Marie Menken and Jonas Mekas
Curated by Lukas Brasiskis and Inesa Brašiškė
Jonas Mekas always celebrated the poetry of film. Marie Menken was his favorite film poet. In this screening we will present the select films of Menken and Mekas and have the discussion about Menken’s influence on Mekas’ film style and their continuous friendship. The belief that filmmaking is just another way of taking notes shared by both artists will be a premise for the discussion. Marie Menken’s Glimpses of the Garden (1957), Notebook (1962) and Lights (1966) alongside Mekas’ Notes on the Circus (1966) and Cassis (1966) will be screened.
The post-screening discussion will follow. Select Mekas’ texts on Marie Menken will be read and discussed.
Special Event Note:
The Monria Foundation offers wheelchair accessible space for this event. Large print curatorial statements and program information are available as you enter the space. They will be made available online after the start of the event. If you have special requests for your visit, we are happy to accommodate. Please contact Anne Muntges firstname.lastname@example.org.