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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:59

The Godfather of Avant-Garde Cinema has the Best Website Featured

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I’m sure most of you have heard of Jonas Mekas, a 90-year old Lithuanian-born American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema."

His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals world-wide.

Being a celebrity, Mekas receives media’s attention on a regular basis.

But this time he got major media coverage for his website.

According to The Atlantic.com, Jonas Mekas has the best website which is antidote to all the dark currents and undertows on the Internet.

“From the introductory video, in which Mekas welcomes his friends to the site and plays the bugle, to the videos of Alan Ginsberg or Mekas playing with his first Sony Camcorder, the site exudes the joy of creation,” The Atlantic.com says.

Read the full story as told by the Atlantic.com here, or you can go directly to Jonas Mekas’s website.

If you have never seen films by Mekas, take a look at this following clip from his feature-length film, Outtakes From the Life of a Happy Man, in which the artists reflects on the relationship between memory and image.

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"A Happy Man" by Jonas Mekas
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