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Who is Adolfas Mekas?
Adolfas Mekas was a Lithuanian-born filmmaker, writer, director, editor, actor, educator and mentor. With his brother Jonas Mekas, he founded the seminal magazine Film Culture, as well as the Film-Makers' Cooperative and was associated with George Maciunas and the Fluxus art movement at its beginning. He made several short films that showed his essentially comic and anarchic spirit, culminating in the feature Hallelujah the Hills in 1963, which played the Cannes Film Festival of that year and is now considered a classic of American Film. He was a key member of the New American Cinema of the 1960s.
- also known as George Binkey
- born on (90 years ago) in Biržai, child of Elzbieta Mekas and Povilas Mekas
- nationality: Lithuania
- profession: Film director, film editor, actor, screenwriter, teacher
- died on (4 years ago) in Poughkeepsie of heart failure
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by Oliver Leaman
Muchlikethesource of itsinspiration, thenon Hollywood Americanfilm Hallelujah the Hills (Adolfas Mekas, 1962), HorBalevanaisfullof anarchistic caprice andthemagic of youth.Employing a twofold narrative strategyit parodies the abandoned ...
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