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AS I WAS MOVING AHEAD OCCASIONALLY I SAW BRIEF GLIMPSES OF BEAUTY

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Directed by Jonas Mekas
United States, 2000
Documentary
      English
      English
      NOT RATED

Synopsis

The film diaries of Jonas Mekas, 1970-1999, shot on jittery, mellow 16mm color-reversal stock. Footage of daily life, fragments of happiness and beauty, trips to France, Italy, Spain, Austria. Seasons of the year as they pass through New York. A celebration of life, nature, friendships, feelings.

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Avant-garde pioneer Jonas Mekas’ epic film diary is a towering monument to intimacy, memory, and art making. Through animated handheld camerawork and in-camera editing, Mekas warmly captures a cohort of artist friends (Warhol! Brakhage! Paik! Ginsberg!), and brief yet exquisite moments of beauty.

Synopsis

The film diaries of Jonas Mekas, 1970-1999, shot on jittery, mellow 16mm color-reversal stock. Footage of daily life, fragments of happiness and beauty, trips to France, Italy, Spain, Austria. Seasons of the year as they pass through New York. A celebration of life, nature, friendships, feelings.

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As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of BeautyDirected byJonas Mekas
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2001 | Forum

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