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Jonas Mekas - A Letter from Greenpoint DVD 25284
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Jonas Mekas - A Letter from Greenpoint DVD 25284
"In February 2004, after 30 years of my life in SoHo, I made a decision to leave SoHo and move to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This video is about what it feels like to leave a place in which one has spent more time than any other place, and which was also the place of my family life. I am somewhere else now. It’s about beginning of growing roots in a new place, new home, with new friends, new thoughts, experiences.

This video is also about video. When in 1949 I began filming with my Bolex, it took me fifteen years to really master it so that my Bolex would do for me what I wanted. When in 1987 I got my first Sony camera I thought it would be different. But no. Only today, after working with the video camera for fifteen years, I feel like it had become an extension of my eye, my body, "A Letter from Greenpoint" being my first real video work.

Color / 80 min / English with French & German subtitles / DVD 5 Pal Interzone 4:3 Mono / Contains a 16-page booklet by Phong Bui
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