LETTER FROM GREENPOINT

V'05

A LETTER FROM GREENPOINT

Jonas Mekas
USA, 2004
Documentaries, 80min, OF

A LETTER FROM GREENPOINT

Jonas Mekas
USA, 2004
Documentaries, 80min, OF

Screenplay: 
Jonas Mekas
Sound: 
Jonas Mekas
Camera: 
Jonas Mekas
Editor: 
Jonas Mekas

Production: 
Anthology Film Archive 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003 USA T 212 505 5181 F 212 477 2714
World Sales: 
Anthology Film Archive 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003 USA T 212 505 5181 F 212 477 2714
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

In February 2004, after 30 years of my life in Soho, I made a decision to leave and move to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This video is about what it feels like to leave a place in which Ive spent more time than in any other place, and which was also a place of my family life, I am somewhere else now. Its also about beginning of letting roots grow in a new place, new home, with new friends, new thoughts, experiences. But this video is also about video When in 1949 I began filming with my Bolex, it took me fifteen years to really master it, so that my Bolex could do for me anything I wanted. When in 1987 I got my first Sony camera I thought it would be different. But no. Only today, after working with the video camera for fifteen years, I feel like it had become an extension of my eye, my body , my first real video work. (Jonas Mekas)