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Jonas Mekas: Guns of the Trees

by Jonas Mekas

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Jonas Mekas: Guns of the Trees


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Guns of the Trees deals with the thoughts, feelings, and anguished strivings of my generation, faced with the moral perplexity of our times. Conceived as an episodic, horizontal film, there is no apparent direct story connection between one scene and the next. The scenes act like pieces of a larger, timed, emotional mosaic. Where the direct word, or the direct image, fails - when we come to more essential things - the indirectness of the poet will seize the essence and the truth. - J. M.

It is a bitter but lyric work. It is also revolutionary in form, being unlike, in its technique, anything you ever saw. It is a poster declaration, a manifesto. I regard Guns of The Trees as the most important film by far of the American "New Wave." - Herman G. Weinberg, New York Film-Makers' Cooperative Catalogue n°6, 1975

It may be one of the most personal and revealing films of the intellectual, beat and hip fringe of society of America today. - Gene Moskowitz, Cahiers du cinéma, N°119, May 1961

35mm - BW / NB

Jonas Mekas is known for his rapid-fire diary films. his 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.

Grand prize (Najade d'oro), Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Libero di Porretta Terme, 1962

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