“I have never been able to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. […] I never understood life around me, the real life, as they say, or the real people. I never understood them. I still do not understand them. And I do not really want to understand them.”
“we prefer films that are rough, unpolished, but alive; we don’t want rosy films: we want them the color of blood.”
Jonas Mekas, statutes of the group New American Cinema
Jonas Mekas, born 1922, is a Lithuanian film director, writer and curator. He is largely credited for developing the diaristic forms of cinema.
Exhibition at Burger King, Biennale Venice 2015: