Sunday | 04.06.23

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Fragments of Paradise
Dir.: K.D Davison | 98 minutes

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Prior to the screening, opening remarks by program curator Dr. Ariel Schweitzer and Sivan Beskin, poet and translator of Mekas' poetry into Hebrew

USA 2022 | 98 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

With a wealth of scenes from his films, interviews with his close circle, and archival footage, Fragments of Paradise is an intimate, surprising, and electrifying look at the life and work of Lithuanian filmmaker, Jonas Mekas. From his childhood in Lithuania, the hardships of WWII, immigrating to New York and becoming an icon of experimental cinema as a director, poet, and archival devotee. The film includes conversations with Mekas, alongside testimonials by Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Allen Ginsberg, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramović, and Peter Bogdanovich; with additional new interviews with Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, and family members.