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also known as Diaries, Notes and Sketches


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Jonas Mekas' first completed diary film is an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde arts scene of the 1960s, featuring many of Mekas' friends of that period, including Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Velvet Underground.

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"...this three-hour diary-film is both an indelible time capsule and a distinctive portrait of the artist-with-a-camera. . .reimagines the world as a Shake'N Bake cascade of sensations." - Michael Atkinson, Keyframe

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The mastery of this film is its disarmingly simple technique. The juddering, handheld camera eye observes the world not in the attempt to capture the fleeting present, but as if what was seen was the past, already being recollected.