“Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol”

October 14, 2012

Jonas Mekas é um director de cinema lituano, conhecido como “o avô do cinema avant-garde americano”. Em 1949, aos 27 anos, após estudar filosofia na Alemanha ele se mudou para os Estados Unidos, onde começou a filmar momentos de sua vida com uma câmera 16mm, e a exibir seus filmes quatro anos depois.

Envolvido com artistas como Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, John Lennon e Salvador Dalí, Mekas gravou o primeiro show do Velvet Underground com Nico, em 1966, que é a cena inicial de “Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol”, filme composto dos filmes-diário de Mekas com o líder do movimento pop art entre os anos de 1965-1982.

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Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian filmmaker, known as “the godfather of American avant-garde cinema.”. In 1949, at 27 years old, after studying philosophy in Germany he moved to the U.S., where two weeks later he began to record moments of his life with a 16-mm camera, and to screen his own films four years later.

Heavily involved with artists such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Salvador Dalí, Mekas recorded Velvet Underground’s first public public performance with Nico, in 1966, which is the opening segment of “Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol“, a film made up of Mekas’ film diaries related to Andy Warhol from the years 1965-1982.


Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1982), directed by Jonas Mekas

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