Notes for Jerome

Jonas Mekas
Jonas Mekas Focus
Duration: 45 min.
Country: EE.UU.
Year: 1978
Tuesday 8th, 20:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)
Wednesday 9th, 14:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)

Jerome Hill (1905-1972) was an artist, a philanthropist and one of the founders of the Anthology Film Archives. He financed and helped Jonas Mekas to achieve many artistic projects and had many friends in common. This film was shot in 1966, 1967 and 1974, and edited in 1978. Its images were recorded during Mekas’ many visits to Hill’s house in Cassis, in the region of Provence. It is some sort of elegy for his friend and accomplice that celebrates his life and, at the same time, honors his memory.

Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania in 1922. In 1954, he founded Film Culture magazine alongside his brother, Adolfas Mekas. He directed such films as Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches) (1969), As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000) and Outtakes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012, 28th Festival). He died in New York in 2019.


Pip Chodorov