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Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches)

Year: 1969
Production Country: USA
Directed by: Jonas Mekas
Featuring: Timothy Leary / the Velvet Underground / Stan Brakhage / Hans Richter / Ed Saunders
Running time: 180min

Jonas Mekas’s first long diary film records the events of his life from 1964-69.


Jonas Mekas’ first long diary film, whose subtitle Diaries, Notes and Sketches perfectly encapsulates his impulsive style of filming, records the events of his life from 1964-69. Mekas was at the centre of New York’s avant-garde during a crucial period when the independent film scene intersected with the worlds of art, poetry and music. Walden vibrates with restless energy, and to watch it is to see history unfold.

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives

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