Chronicles the life and art of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), the French painter whose innovative style and use of color changed the face of 20th-century art.
Inspired by Susan Sontag’s well known essay ‘Notes on Camp’, as well as the very successful rerelease of the 1943 serial Batman, The Movie Orgy is a mind-boggling patchwork of 50s, 60s and 70s television and cinema, conceived by Joe Dante as a film student in Philadelphia.
A portrait of Papua New Guinea, a society clutched by Australian colonialism and hovering uneasily between its head-hunting past and Western civilization, at the time of the nation’s independence festivities.
Francis Kee Teller plays Son of the Hunter, a young Navajo boy who is separated from his family so that he may be given his government-dictated mandatory education. Disdaining the “white” world, Teller runs from his instructors. The two tenderfeet find themselves in a perilous situation, from which the savvy Teller must rescue them.
On 31 January 1977, the Centre George Pompidou opened its doors to the public in Paris. Three months later, on 6 May, Roberto Rossellini wrapped up the editing of a 54-minute film that testified to the public’s response to the project. The great Neo-Realist filmmaker was proposed by Jacques Grandclaude, spreadhead of the Communauté de Cinéma, to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the opening of the building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.
Footage from three distinct visits to the home of Jerome Hill make up this tribute to him. Mekas visited Hill in 1966 with P. Adams Sitney. He then returned briefly in 1967 and again after Hill’s death in 1974. This elegy is dedicated to Hill, who may have felt as much an exile as Mekas did. Music performed by Hill, Taylor Mead, Charles Rydell and others makes up the soundtrack.
On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono’s art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, curated by David Ross, presently Director of Whitney Museum, in New York. On the same day an unusual group of John’s and Yoko’s friends, including Ringo, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Krasner, and many others, gathered to celebrate John’s birthday. This film is an visual and audio record of that event.
In 1979 Jonas Mekas made Paradise Not Yet Lost (also known as Oona’s Third Year) as a letter to his daughter and a memoir of the family’s life in New York and travel abroad in Europe.