26.9. - 5.10.2019

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

Peter Sempel

Born in 1954 in Hamburg, Peter Sempel has been making films since 1981 and his subjects have included Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave (Dandy, 1988), Jonas Mekas, Kazuo Ohno, Ginsberg, Nina Hagen, Flamenco, Lemmy, Jonathan Meese and 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)
Orig. Title: Jonas in the Jungle
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Italian, Lithuanian
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
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: August Varkalis, Matthias Schuster, Abwaerts, DieSchmutzigeSchoenheitDerNatur, DirtBikes, Asmus Tietchens, TinyTim..
Camera: Peter Sempel, Sebastian Mekas, Jonas Mekas, Patrick v.Schuckmann, Raha Raissna
Set Designer: Peter Sempel
Cutter: Peter Sempel, Stephan Vaske
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Peter Sempel
Production: Peter Sempel


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