Friday, 25 January 2019

Jonas Mekas, Lithuanian-born American film director, Died at 96

Jonas Mekas was born on December 24, 1922,  in Semeniškiai, Panevėžys,  and died on January 23, 2019.

He was a Lithuanian American filmmaker, poet, and artist.

Mekas has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema". His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide.

One of Mekas last exhibitions, "Notes from Downtown," took place at James Fuentes Gallery in the summer of 2018 on the Lower East Side.

Jonas Mekas died at his home in New York at 96 years old.

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