Jonas Mekas Selects: BORING MASTERPIECES
Every calendar, filmmaker, artist, and patron saint of the avant-garde Jonas Mekas – exercising his prerogative as Anthology’s co-founder and Artistic Director – takes the reins for one or more nights each month, sharing the fruits of his vast movie-going experience and his very personal and all-embracing vision of the art form. This calendar brings the final installment in his Boring Masterpieces series.
Positing boredom as a positive quality, in opposition to empty distraction or mindless sensationalism, Jonas has selected three more films that challenge you to adjust yourself to their rhythms, to penetrate more deeply into the nature of things – films that expand your mind rather than numb it. All three are guaranteed to bore you all the way to amazement!
Special thanks to Katalin Vajda (Magyar Filmunió), Sarah Finklea & Brian Belovarac (Janus Films), and Todd Wiener & Steven Hill (UCLA Film & Television Archive).