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By early March we'll have more info. Indie film screenings in NYC.
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Joans Mekas has died. He lived a long time - 96 years - and made a lot of movies (he once said that he shot video on a daily basis) - and championed underground and avant-garde cinema, and inspired several generations of filmmakers and other artists. Among other achievements he was one of the founders of Anthology Film Archives . Mekas is a great source of inspiration for indie filmmakers. He was often a one person crew, shooting video in available light, using things and people around him as his subjects - and he delivered moving, poetic movies. Here is an example of Mekas's work: * One about World Trade Center: * And another one - a long walk in NYC: * Here is a Q & A session with Mekas: * From the New York Times : "A Lithuanian immigrant who, with a younger brother, Adolfas, arrived in New York City in 1949 speaking little English, he became within a handful of years an effective spokesman for avant-garde film. (Adolfas, who die