Jonas Mekas' 'Walden', Now Available on DVD from Microcinema DVD

From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 14:32:08 PDT

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Walden - Diaries, Notes and Sketches by Jonas Mekas: Special Edition Box Set

$74.99/$300.00 SRP/EDU

European Pricing:

59.99/49.99 Euros/GBP

UPC: 880198088895



1969 - 180 mins.


Available for the first time on DVD!


With Jonas Mekas, P. Adams Sitney, Tony Conrad, Stan Brakhage, Carl Th.
Dreyer, Timothy Leary, Baba Ram Dass, Gregory Markopoulos, Allen Ginsberg,
Andy Warhol, Jerome Hill, Barbet Schroeder, Jack Smith, Edie Sedgwick, Nico,
Velvet Underground, Ken Jacobs, Hans Richter, Standish D. Lawder, Adolfas
Mekas, Shirley Clarke, Jud Yalkut, Peter Kubelka, Michael Snow, Richard
Foreman, John Lennon, Yoko Ono...


Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in
Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first
completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene
of the 60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.


"Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around
with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends,
New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shoot ten frames, on others
ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shoot nothing.... Walden
contains material from the years 1964-1968 strung together in chronological

-Jonas Mekas


"Jonas Mekas's films celebrate life. They rise up against the world's
overwhelming commercialism, attempting instead to revive the pleasures of
friendship, a first snowfall or the return of Spring. Mekas's genius stems
from his generously including the viewer in his vision of the world,
allowing us to (re)discover, in a simple image, the incredible force and
necessity of poetry."


--Yann Beauvais


Includes two DVDs, poster, and 150-page book with unpublished texts by 60
authors including the personalities appearing on the film.


SUBTITLED IN: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Lithuanian, and
Japanese. ; Mono-NTSC 4:3


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