Lost, Lost, Lost
Production Country: USA
Directed by: Jonas Mekas
Featuring: Allen Ginsberg / Frank O’Hara / Robert Frank / LeRoi Jones
Running time: 180min
Jonas Mekas adjusts to a life in exile in New York in his autobiographical film, shot between 1949 and 1963.
Filmed between 1949 and 1963, Lost, Lost, Lost looks back at Mekas’ earliest years in New York. As Mekas adjusts to a life in exile, he searches for a sense of community among Lithuanian émigrés in Brooklyn before finding kinship in the burgeoning arts scene. A sense of melancholy permeates the film but by the end, Mekas finds ecstasy: paradise regained through cinema. Mekas connects with Lower Manhattan’s poets and filmmakers, and the 60s adventure begins.
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by The Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation.