Adolfas Mekas

Going Home (1972) 16mm, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

"Made by Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle, the film is about childhood memories and life's harships and the durability of families. In 1971, after a twenty-seven year absence, Adolfas and his brother Jonas returned to their birthplace in Lithuania. They had left Lithuania as young men, destined for a German labor camp. now they came home, Adolfas with his wife, the singer Pola Chapelle, and in the long northern summer days they sang and walked across golden fields and feasted at crowded tables with family and friends. There are flowers for the dead and for the living in this film; it is full of flowers and songs." Festivals: London, New York, Mannheim, and others.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Adolfas Mekas

Windflowers (1968) 16mm, black and white, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

With: Pola Chapelle, John Kramer, Tina Stoumen. Music: Adolfas Mekas. "An elegy for a draft dodger in 20 tableaux." -- A.M. "...a macabre lament for a draft dodger, WINDFLOWERS, is a fugue in two senses of the word. It is a film about a desparate flight and it is a musical film - musical, like a complaint, one of those English ballads of the 18th century that made you cry." - Cahiers du Cinema

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Adolfas Mekas

Hallelujah The Hills (1965) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 82 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"The weirdest, wooziest, wackiest screen comedy ... a slapstick poem, an intellectual hellzapoppin, a gloriously fresh experiment and experience in the cinema of the absurd, the first cubistic comedy of the new world cinema." -- Time magazine "Imagine a combination of Huckleberry Finn, Pull My Daisy, the Marx Brothers, and the complete works of Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and you've got it. What have you got? A film which is both deliriously funny and ravishingly lyrical. The story, or what one can make of it, concerns two men, Jack and Leo, who are in love with Vera. For seven winters they camp near her Vermont house: all in vain, the horrible Gideon finally wins Vera. Most of the film, however, is taken up with the highlights of the two boys in the snow-covered and beautifully photographed woods. The slapstick is as outrageous as the continuity is nonexistent." -- Richard Roud, The Guardian

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

DVD PAL Sale: $36.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Adolfas Mekas

Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland, An (1967) DVD_NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: comedy, found footage

Adolfas starred in, directed, and edited this Vietnam comedy, produced by Pola Chapelle and shot by Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Adolfas Mekas

Hallelujah the Villa (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

David Avallone interviews legendary reclusive film director Adolfas Mekas, at his villa in Tuscany. Wackiness ensues.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

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