The New Social Environment#165

Election 2020: Vote!

For those who have already voted, please join us for a screening of Jonas Mekas’s Walden.

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

For those who have already voted, please join us for a screening of Jonas Mekas’s Walden.

On Election Day 2020, we encourage everyone to go out and vote! You can find all details on where, how, and when to vote here.

Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the ’60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.

“Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shoot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shoot nothing…. Walden contains material from the years 1964-1968 strung together in chronological order.”

- Jonas Mekas

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https://brooklynrail.org/new-social-environment

If you haven’t already, vote!