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I Had Nowhere to Go (N/C 12+)

18 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


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. 

Retains a profound edge. It’s a survival story as you’ve never seen it before—perceptive, surprising and ultimately celebratory.

  • Director Douglas Gordon
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h40m
  • Country Germany
  • Language English
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to Lost But Found
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