|Born||December 24, 1922|
Semeniškiai, Biržai, Lithuania
|Died||January 23, 2019 (aged 96)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jonas Mekas (December 24, 1922 – January 23, 2019) was a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist. He was often called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." His work were exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide.
His best known works were Walden, Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania and As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty.
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