One of Jonas' finest works; but damn Jonas, of any filmmaker I have seen, you have the worst taste in choosing music for your films. Watch this as a silent film with your speakers off, as the soundtrack is awful, and doesn't match the mood of the images at all, and is really irritating. As a silent, works much better!
Usually on the 4th of July, which happens to be today, I fall prey to watching fireworks from some ambiguous rooftop in Brooklyn. Tonight, I stayed in the shadows, and experienced this masterpiece that is tantamount to any pyrotechnics. Not much to say about this film about nothing. Except that it is everything. And you must fondly accept.
We endeavour to find our own personal paradise... We search for this paradise, when in fact, paradise is within all those little moments. The little moments that cinema ignores; the most moments that we often ignore. Mekas says towards the start of his life affirming opus magnus, that he was always looking for the "real life". I think he found it.
Its not just some restored footages from your family camera.Its like having this amount of material and put it in the hands of a great craftsman such as Mekas,along with his narrating voice,there u have a flawless masterpiece about nothing....nothing but beauty of life,babies,lights in the room,smiles and cats!
A really magical film that captures life and memories perfectly. The combination of beautiful home video footage, beautiful narration and beautiful music create a pretty beautiful film. I did find some of the sections without narration a bit tedious at times and I think it could have possibly been a bit shorter, but it impressed me more than anything I've seen recently.