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Lost, Lost, Lost

Directed by Jonas Mekas
United States, 1976


Comprised of fourteen years of diaristic footage, this film documents Jonas Mekas’ early years in New York as he and his brother Adolfas build their new life in America, discovering the city and the burgeoning film and arts community of the 1950 and 60s downtown scene.

Lost, Lost, Lost Directed by Jonas Mekas
A complex and layered work, Lost Lost Lost—especially its first hour—is among cinema’s most poignant accounts of the immigrant experience.
September 03, 2018
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Historical artifacts in their own right for anyone interested in the domestic emergence of an artistic and cinematic counterculture, these films simultaneously function as unparalleled provocations of restrained contemplation.
August 10, 2018
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Since the images don’t unfold at 24 frames per second, what emerges can, in no way, be stated as a presentation of the real. This seems Mekas’s precise point, suggesting all art resides within the apparatus and its focus on either an event or, as it were, a fraction of said event. These ideas accumulate to extraordinary ends in Lost Lost Lost, so that a brief segment entitled “Rabbit Shit Haikus” has Mekas repeating “the road the road the road” and "the childhood the childhood the childhood.
November 22, 2015
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