An extraordinary film portrait of Jonas Mekas, legendary American Underground Filmmaker and Archivist.
‘Documentary, that term has a meaning and history and tradition, it’s when somebody makes a film on a certain subject with the intention of revealing, telling everything about it that is important. It is the kind of film I HATE.’
So says Jonas Mekas, somewhere in the middle of this film, which is more document than documentary. Jonas wanders the hallways and rooms of his archive, or holds court at the round table in his room. Films are screened. Days and nights pass, visitors come and go. Old friends arrive, drink wine and recite poetry. A film about love for the moving image, in particular the small, fragile, independent work which Anthology preserves and promotes, and which Jonas Mekas himself personifies.