Jonas Mekas

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Jonas Mekas
Jonas Mekas.jpg
Born(1922-12-24)December 24, 1922
DiedJanuary 23, 2019(2019-01-23) (aged 96)
NationalityLithuanian, American
Known forMovies
MovementAvant-garde cinema

Jonas Mekas (December 24, 1922[1] – 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.

Mekas died on January 23, 2019 at his home in New York City at the age of 96.[2]

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  1. Mekas' passport shows December 23, 1922, the date sometimes listed as his "official" date of birth; however, he was actually born on December 24, 1922, as he confirms in this video interview.
  2. Eidamas 96-uosius metus mirė Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian)