Following on las year’s celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Jonas Mekas birth we would like to keep celebrating his legacy and once we are at it, also, celebrate analogue cinema. The projection will be, hopefully the first of many, in glorious16mm run by James Beyer using two Bell and Howell sound projectors.
Where: St peter’s Church – Lutton Pl, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9PE
When: 4th November 2023 – Doors open at 7:00 Screen starts at 7:30
THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES
NOTES ON THE CIRCUS
1966 / 16mm / color / sound /
Ringling Bros., filmed in three sessions (three-ring circus), with no post-editing of opticals, five rolls strung together as they came out of a camera.
WALDEN (1ERE BOBINE)
1964-1969 / 16mm / color / sound /
Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. Walden was Mekas’ first diary film, and it was edited as a collection of images gathered between the years 1964 and 1969.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN
1995 / 16mm / color / sound /
With John Lennon and Yoko Ono. “On october 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John’s birthday.”
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE (FRAGMENTS OF AN UNFINISHED BIOGRAPHY)
1999 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound /
With Jackie, Caroline and John Kennedy Jr.
SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF ANDY WARHOL: “FRIENDSHIPS AND INTERSECTIONS”
1963-1990 / 16mm / color / sound /
This Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat.
ZEFIRO TORNA OR SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF GEORGES MACIUNAS
1992 / 16mm / color / sound /
‘Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (Almus, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, etc.)