Director Douglas Gordon will be attending this screening.
Douglas Gordon pays tribute to Jonas Mekas, the godfather of the American avant-garde, with a film that is appropriately radical. The work contains very few images and repeatedly fades to black, forcing the viewer to concentrate on the audio track. We hear the resonant tones of 93 year-old, Lithuanian-born Mekas as he reads from diary entries covering his life as a displaced person in the Europe of World War Two and as a lonely immigrant in Brooklyn. The result is a hypnotic and moving film that captures Mekas’ laconic wit and determination to endure through the darkest times.