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Jewish Museum and Lincoln Center to Salute Jonas Mekas
February 16, 2022, 10:14.50 am ET


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The Jewish Museum will present “Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running”, the first U.S. museum survey of the Lithuanian-born filmmaker, poet, critic and institution-builder who helped shape the avant-garde in New York City and beyond.

The exhibition, which runs from February 18 through June 5, coincides with the centennial of Mekas’s birth and surveys his 70-year career. It includes 11 films, photography, and previously unseen archival materials that explore the breadth and import of Mekas’s life, art, and legacy in the field of the moving image.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Film at Lincoln Center will screen a selection of Mekas’s most essential film and video works, from February 17 through February 28, including his first feature length film, “Guns of the Trees,” which exemplifies the existential, postwar ethos of the Beat Generation.

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