Diaries, Notes and Sketches


3h 1969

Brief Synopsis

Filmmaker Jonas Mekas has been keeping a film diary since 1950. Here, we have footage that was filmed between 1964-68. Mekas would walk around New York City with his Bolex camera, reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, the city, seasons of the year, etc. On some days, he shot ten fr

Film Details

Also Known As
Walden: Reel One; ... Reel Two; ... Reel Three; ... Reel Four
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: Dec 1969
Distribution Company
Film-Makers' Distribution Center
Country
United States
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Synopsis

A personal record spanning 5 years in the life of filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Included are the subjects listed below.

Film Details

Also Known As
Walden: Reel One; ... Reel Two; ... Reel Three; ... Reel Four
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: Dec 1969
Distribution Company
Film-Makers' Distribution Center
Country
United States
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed 1964-69 in New York City, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York State, Texas, etc. Released as a work in progress. Subsequently distributed in four parts entitled: Walden: Reel One; Walden, Reel Two; Walden, Reel Three; Walden, Reel Four. Film's soundtrack contains subway noises, street noises, a variety of musical selections, Mekas playing and singing, and readings from Walden, the works of Saint John of the Cross, and a text on Julian Beck and Judith Malina.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1969

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States February 25, 1989

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 6-16, 1997.

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 6-16, 1997.)

Shown at the American Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, New York (Visions of New York) February 25, 1989.

Released in United States 1969

Released in United States February 25, 1989 (Shown at the American Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, New York (Visions of New York) February 25, 1989.)