30.09. - 09.10.2021

Jonas in the Jungle Germany 2013 | 98 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2013

Peter Sempel

Since 1981, PETER SEMPEL (*1954) has been making films about artists, including Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave (Dandy, 1988), Bazon Brock, Jonas Mekas, Kazuo Ohno, Ginsberg, Nina Hagen, Flamenco, Lemmy, Jonathan Meese, the art world and jazz musician Peter Brötzmann.

rated for 0 + years
The wiry living legend of avant garde film, Jonas Mekas, is at 90 still very much alive and kicking - and dancing and singing. The film observes Jonas from many perspectives: his everyday life, at work, in his Brooklyn kitchen, right through to festivities at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. And accompanies him as he goes on the attack per website, Facebook, handycam and Occupy in connection with his past as a refugee from Lithuania, in the labour camp in Hamburg and a camp for Displaced Persons in Mainz. Mekas is proactive, lectures, presents, insists on freedom for film, art, literature, people and nations - and for their decentralisation.

Screening on 03.10. in attendance of:
Peter Sempel (Director)
Original title: Jonas in the Jungle
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Italian, Lithuanian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Peter Sempel
Screenplay: Peter Sempel
Cast: Jonas&Sebastian Mekas, H.U.Obrist, M.Scorsese, Patti Smith, David Carradine, G.Zevola, Kaspar Koenig, Julius Ziz
Producer: Peter Sempel
Director of Photography: Peter Sempel, Sebastian Mekas, Jonas Mekas, Patrick v.Schuckmann, Raha Raissna
Music: August Varkalis, Matthias Schuster, Abwaerts, DieSchmutzigeSchoenheitDerNatur, DirtBikes, Asmus Tietchens, TinyTim..
Production Design: Peter Sempel
Editor: Peter Sempel, Stephan Vaske
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Peter Sempel
Production: Peter Sempel


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