Avant-Garde Filmmaker Jonas Mekas Live at the Curzon Soho

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This one from my mates over at the Curzon who work so hard to keep it real in the Blockbuster state of the West End. Jonas Mekas, perhaps one of the most influential Avant-Garde filmmakers of our times, will be in conversation (that means live) at the Curzon Soho on Saturday the 19th of July at 4 p.m. He will be screening and discussing (amongst other things) his 1997 film “Birth of a Nation.” Here is what he has to say about it:

One hundred and sixty portraits or rather appearances, sketches and glimpses of avant-garde, independent filmmakers and film activists between 1955 and 1996. Why BIRTH OF A NATION? Because the film independents IS a nation in itself. We are surrounded by commercial cinema Nation same way as the indigenous people of the United States or of any other country are surrounded by the Ruling Powers. We are the invisible, but essential nation of cinema. We are the cinema.”

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