Highest Rated Movies and TV Shows With Jonas Mekas
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2. Beyond the Bolex (2018)
94 min | Documentary
When visionary Jewish immigrant Jacques Bolsey invents the Bolex in the 1920's, he puts the first home movie camera in the hands of everyday folks, fomenting a film revolution that still ... See full summary »
American Masters (1985– )
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography
A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.
288 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.
6. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 32,530 | Gross: $1.72M
8. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
A televisual memory of cinema, this documentary series about contemporary filmmakers from around the world, created by Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe, is a follow-up to the acclaimed initial series "Filmmakers of our time" (1964-1972).
12. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
15. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A film diary divided into three episodes. In the first part Jonas Mekas tells about his time as emigrant in New York in 1950s, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »
20. Divine Trash (1998)
97 min | Documentary
The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »
Votes: 978 | Gross: $0.04M
21. Correspondencia Jonas Mekas - J.L. Guerin (2011)
90 min | Documentary
Letters from two acclaimed directors offer a remarkable portrait of their attitudes to the craft of filmmaking and the world around them.
22. Exprmntl (2016)
65 min | Documentary, History
Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town hosts the world's first festival dedicated to avant-garde cinema: EXPRMNTL. The festival knew only five editions but those five editions soon became legendary.
American Masters (1985– )
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.
24. Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album (2000 Video)
60 min | Documentary, Music
Behind-the-scenes footage to document the production of one of John Lennon's most enduring works. A fluid context of conflict, community, and craftsmanship.
25. Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who worked in New York from... See full summary »
26. The Definition of Insanity (2004)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Robert is an actor who may or may not be himself in this film about acting, aging and the dark side of ambition. Filmed over the course of 18 months, as a documentary crew follows Robert ... See full summary »
28. Andy Warhol's Factory People (2008– )
Tells the story of the Silver Factory that Warhol founded in 1964 in an abandoned hat factory on East 47th Street in New York City. Based on fifty hours of original interviews, factory ... See full summary »
30. Imagine (1972 TV Movie)
83 min | Documentary, Music
A surreal, half-fiction, half real life footage of a day in the life of John lennon and Yoko Ono, composed to music from John's historic 'Imagine' album and Yoko's 'Fly'.
31. In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.
Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.01M
33. Jonas Mekas: I Am Not a Filmmaker (2012 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary
Jonas Mekas : I am not a Filmmaker is a documentary about one of the most emblematic figures of American Avant-Garde Cinema. Mekas was born on a farm in Lithuania in 1922, and was ... See full summary »
124 min | Documentary
A film collage tracing the story of the lives, loves, and deaths within the artistic community surrounding Jonas Mekas.
35. River of Fundament (2014)
319 min | Drama
In 2007, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler began a new collaborative project inspired by American author Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, set in pharaonic Egypt. The project ... See full summary »
Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.04M
36. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.
Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.03M
37. Nico Icon (1995)
67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item,... See full summary »
Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.21M
38. Mahagonny (1980)
Unrated | 141 min
A mathematical analysis of Marcel Duchamp's The Large Glass, expressed in terms of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
39. Jonas Mekas in Kodachrome Days (2009)
4 min | Documentary, Short
Using his trademark flicker method, Ken Jacobs pays homage to the oldest brand of color film, Kodak (whose production was discontinued in 2009) and to Jonas Mekas, who managed to breathe life into Kodak.
40. The Brig (1964)
Not Rated | 68 min | Drama
A ultra-realistic depiction of life in a Marine Corps brig (or jail) at a camp in Japan in 1957. Marine prisoners are awakened and put through work details for the course of a single day, ... See full summary »
41. Guns of the Trees (1961)
85 min | Drama
A depressed woman, Barbara, is on the verge of suicide while a man she meets in a church and a married couple try to convince her that life is worth living.
42. Birth of a Nation (1997)
85 min | Documentary
Mekas leads an archival avant-garde, a fast-paced parade of 160 underground film people he captured on film over four decades, described as, "160 portraits or rather appearances, sketches ... See full summary »
43. The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man (2018)
110 min | Comedy
About protesting the industrial world and having fun doing it. An the hapless, possibly Chaplinesque Atom Man and his Queen are the two main characters who come from different backgrounds ... See full summary »
45. Report from Millbrook (1966)
Not Rated | 11 min | Documentary, Short
Jonas Mekas' elegant report on a Poughkeepsie police department's raid of Timothy Leary's base-of-operations amply demonstrates the political potential of his diary filmmaking. The film's ... See full summary »
Director: Jonas Mekas
Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty
81 min | Documentary
An intimate portrait of Abel Ferrara: an eccentric road movie, with the restless film maker, around New York by night.
78 min | Documentary
Barbara Rubin's twenty-nine-minute experimental film 'Christmas on Earth' caused a sensation when it first screened in New York City in 1963. Its orgy scenes, double projections and ... See full summary »
49. Hallelujah the Hills (1963)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
After courting a woman called Vera for seven years, friends Jack and Leo decide to seclude themselves in the Vermont woods near her home, when she finally decides to accept a third man called Gideon.
50. Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)
87 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »