Adolfas Mekas

Adolfas
Mekas

Adolfas Mekas was a Lithuanian-born filmmaker, writer, director, editor, actor and educator. With his brother Jonas Mekas, he founded the magazine Film Culture, as well as the Film-Makers Cooperative and was associated with George Maciunas and the Fluxus art movement at its beginning. He made several short films, culminating in the feature Hallelujah the Hills in 1963, which was played at the Cannes Film Festival of that year and is now considered a classic of American film.

Films

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    Hallelujah The Hills
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Hallelujah The Hills
    Adolfas Mekas

    16mm, black and white, sound, 82 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD PAL
    • comedy
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    Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland, An
    Experimental

    Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland, An
    Adolfas Mekas

    black and white, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Comedy
    • Found Footage
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    Windflowers
    Experimental

    Windflowers
    Adolfas Mekas

    16mm, black and white, sound, 64 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • political_socialactivism
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    Going Home
    Experimental

    Going Home
    Adolfas Mekas

    16mm, black and white, sound, 60 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • children_youth
    • family
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    Hallelujah the Villa
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Hallelujah the Villa
    Adolfas Mekas

    color, sound, 28 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC

Biography

Adolfas Mekas was a Lithuanian-born filmmaker, writer, director, editor, actor and educator. With his brother Jonas Mekas, he founded the magazine Film Culture, as well as the Film-Makers Cooperative and was associated with George Maciunas and the Fluxus art movement at its beginning. He made several short films, culminating in the feature Hallelujah the Hills in 1963, which was played at the Cannes Film Festival of that year and is now considered a classic of American film.