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Adolfas Mekas

Adolfas Mekas (born on September 30th 1924 in Semeniskiai, Lithuania and died on May 31st 2011 in Poughkeepsie, New York) was a Lithuanian filmmaker, writer, director, editor, actor, educator and mentor. Adolfas Mekas collaborated with his brother Jonas Mekas to establish the seminal magazine Film Culture, and the Film-Maker’s Cooperative. He was associated with George Maciunas as well as the Fluxus art movement. His short films incorporate a comic and anarchic spirit, highlighted in his feature ‘Hallelujah the Hills’ (1963), which was featured at the Cannes Film Festival and is now classified as an American classic. Adolfas Mekas played a key role in the experimental film society, the ‘New American Cinema’ in the 1960s.

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Sep 30, 1925 In Semeniškiai, Lithuania
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Guns of the Trees 1961-02-28
Latest Project:
Movie 3 Friends Singing ( the Desert) 2019-01-01
Known For
Poster of Birth of a Nation
Poster of The Genius
Poster of He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life
Poster of Underground New York
Movie 3 Friends Singing ( the Desert) Unknown 2019-01-01
Movie As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty Self 2000-11-05
Movie Birth of a Nation Himself 1997-01-01
Movie The Genius Dr. Corbin 1993-04-02
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Self 1986-02-22
Movie Lost, Lost, Lost Self 1976-09-14
Movie Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania Himself 1972-08-02
Movie Going Home Himself 1972-10-04
Movie Journey to Lithuania Himself 1971-01-01
Movie A Matter of Baobab Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1969-12-01
Movie Time & Fortune Vietnam Newsreel Unknown 1968-01-01
Movie Windflowers Card Player 1968-02-22
Movie Underground New York Himself 1968-01-01
Movie An Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland Unknown 1967-01-01
Movie Guns of the Trees Gregory 1961-02-28