Keimena: #2 Sleepless Nights Stories
by Jonas Mekas

11:59 pm

Jonas Mekas, Sleepless Nights Stories, 2011, USA, video still

Sleepless Nights Stories, 2011, USA, 114 min.
Director: Jonas Mekas

The Lithuanian filmmaker, artist, and writer Jonas Mekas is a legend of the avant- garde and one of the key figures in the history of experimental cinema. Sleepless Nights Stories follows Mekas through the apartments, galleries, and bars of New York—the city to which he and his brother emigrated in 1949, having spent the war in a German labor camp—where we meet friends including Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and Marina Abramović.

Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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Keimena #2: Sleepless Nights Stories

by Jonas Mekas

Sleepless Nights Stories originated from my reading of the One Thousand and One Nights. While my stories, unlike the Arabian tales, are all from the real life, they too, at some points wander into somewhere else, beyond the everyday routine reality…

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