A book of Jonas Mekas' Movie Jornal articles translated into French
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An indefatigable artist, still turning 90 years old, close to Andy Warhol (he notably helped him on the set of Empire), Jonas Mekas was also one of the greatest American film critics. From 1959 to 1971, he officiated in several New York magazines and deploys a highly poetic and amorous writing, whose only literary value would amply justify this edition. A fiercely libertarian, he calls for the liberation of cinema, declaims his passion for "art that has no other purpose than its own beauty: it is simply like trees are. "
He contributes greatly, by his comments, to give the experimental cinema, which he prefers to call avant-garde, his letters of nobility. His critical work is adored by Jim Jarmusch, Peter Bogdanovich or John Waters.
Unanimously acclaimed around the world, frequently invited to the French Cinematheque as to the Pompidou Center, Jonas Mekas is one of the last living legends of contemporary art.
-Translated from English (United States) by Véronique Gourdon.
|Author(s)||Jonas Mekas, Véronique Gourdon|