3 Journeys to Lithuania

    3 Journeys to Lithuania

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    DVD with 3 films by Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle and a bonus film by Anne Maregiano
    OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE MARCH 17, 2020

    Adolfas and Jonas Mekas arrived in New York in 1949, leaving their native land, Lithuania, behind, caught between Nazi and Soviet occupation. Little by little the camera became their means of expression and cinema invaded their lives. 27 years passed before they could finally return to Lithuania. This is the odyssey the three films intertwiningly recall: Adolfas and Jonas Mekas and Pola Chapelle (Adolfas'?wife) are at once actor and filmer. The Mekas brothers rediscover their country and family with their changes, while Pola Chapelle is the external gaze embracing this reunion. Neither Lithuanian nor New Yorkers, where is their home now? As Jonas likes to say “My Country is Cinema.”

    “You can't go home again – I thought the words of Thomas Wolfe, but didn't say them. The brothers were uneasy, but determined. We would make films of their return after so many years to the land of their birth. I would do sound with the little Uher, and in between, I would shoot my home movie on 8mm. One morning the five Mekas brothers stood in a line and allowed the family to measure their height. As Mama Mekas looked on, she spoke very solemnly. Adolfas translated for me. She said, 'My husband and I planted 5 birch trees. Two were straight and beautiful (Paul and Peter), one grew crooked (Costas with a limp) and two fell down.'?The two that fell were Jonas and Adolfas. She lost them. All the time that we were with her, she never showed emotion. Only when she accompanied us to the airport in Vilnius, did I see tears in her eyes as Jonas and Adolfas embraced her. She loved them, and she would lose them twice.”
    -Pola Chapelle

    FILMS
    Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania - Jonas Mekas, 1972, 16mm, 82 min
    Going Home - Adolfas Mekas, 16mm, 1971, 60 min
    Journey to Lithuania -  Pola Chapelle, 8mm, 1971, 102 min

    Bonus : Journey to Paris - Anne Maregiano, DV, 2004, 17 min

    2 DVD9 PAL Interzone • Color • 4:3 • EN/FR/LT subtitles • 261' + 60-page booklet

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    Format
    DVD PAL
    Original format
    16mm , 8mm, DV
    Year
    1971-1972
    Language(s)
    English
    Author(s)
    Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Anne Maregiano
    Subtitles
    French, English, Lithuanian
    Runtime
    261 min
    Publisher
    Re:voir

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    DVD with 3 films by Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle and a bonus film by Anne Maregiano
    OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE MARCH 17, 2020

    A film by Jonas Mekas.

    Documentary about films and experimental practices in the world. Includes 2 DVDs (movie + bonus) and a 20-page booklet with texts by Raphaël Bassan, Emile Breton and Gabriela Trujillo.

    4 films on Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas, Willard Maas & Marie Menken

     For orders destined for institutional use in North America, please contact GARTENBERG MEDIA.

    Artist(s)
    Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Boris Lehman, Joseph Morder, Peter Tscherkassky, Guy Sherwin Jonas Mekas, Willard Maas, Marie Menken, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsburg, Peter Orlovsky, Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders, George Maciunas, Barbara Rubin, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger
    Format
    DVD PAL DVD PAL, 4:3 2 DVD5 PAL 4:3 DVD PAL, Region 0
    Original format
    16mm , 8mm, DV 16mm video 16mm
    Year
    1971-1972 1971-1972 2008
    Language(s)
    English French, English
    Author(s)
    Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Anne Maregiano Jonas Mekas Frédérique Devaux, Michel Amarger Jonas Mekas, Willard Maas, Marie Menken
    Subtitles
    French, English, Lithuanian English, French, Lithuanian French, English
    Runtime
    261 min 82 min 182 min 68 min
    Publisher
    Re:voir Re:Voir Video, Potemkine Films Re:voir RE:VOIR