aemi & Triskel present: Jonas Mekas 100! Friday 24th June, 7:15pm @ Triskel Cinema
Info about the programme:
A celebration of a towering figure in the history of experimental cinema, this screening of select works by filmmaker Jonas Mekas includes one of his most celebrated films Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972) as well as the rarely screened Self Portrait (1980).
Jonas and his brother Adolfas Mekas arrived in America in 1949 as displaced persons, former prisoners of German labor camps, exiled from their native Lithuanian farming village. Wanted by the Soviet police, they had been forced to leave home years earlier, not to return for 27 years. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania is the compelling document of a divided family and their long-delayed reunion.
The screening event is part of the Lithuanian Culture Institute's Jonas Mekas Centennial programme, supported by The Arts Council and Lithuanian Embassy of Ireland.
More information can be found at the following website: https://aemi.ie/event/aemi-triskel-present-mekas-100/