- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 3 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: August 25, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Microcinema
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Japanese
- Additional Products:
- Booklet - Texts By 60 Authors and Personalities In Film
Disc 1: Jonas Mekas - Walden 1, 2, 3
- Reel 1
- Reel 2
- Reel 3
- Bobine 1
- Bobine 2
- Bobine 3
Disc 2: Jonas Mekas - Walden 4, 5, 6
- Reel 4
- Reel 5
- Reel 6
- Bobine 4
- Bobine 5
- Bobine 6
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Film Comment - 09/01/2009
"Cataloguing the comings and goings of its own consciousness, WALDEN remains a singular, symbiotic articulation of the time and place that engendered it -- mid-Sixties New York."
Underground filmmaker Jonas Mekas presents a collection of home movies, outtakes, and unfinished projects. A picnic in Central Park with friends is shown, as are Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer in an anti-war protest march. John Lennon and Yoko Ono are captured on their celebrated honeymoon, where they answered questions from the media in a Toronto hotel room to promote peace. Timothy Leary, Andy Warhol, and Nico also appear.
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 order.?
- 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
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