Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man

Southwest Portland
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Directed by Jonas Mekas
United States • 2012 • 68 mins. • In English

Mekas’s final diary film, after nearly 50 years of his integration of life and art-making with a camera always in hand, is a collection of scenes from 1960-2000 which illustrate the broad experience of his happy life.

“A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It’s a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man.”—Jonas Mekas.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Dec. 15