Walden is a film diary kept by Jonas Mekas filmed from 1964 through 1968. Being shown at the Tate Modern in London over the next few days, the screening times are below. This is a chance to see an important era in pop culture in a new and different format from one of the most important film makers of this time.
"Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shot nothing. When one writes diaries, it’s a retrospective process: you sit down, you look back at your day, and you write it all down. To keep a film (camera) diary, is to react (with your camera) immediately, now, this instant: either you get it now, or you don’t get it at all." –J.M.
"Equal parts documentary, autobiography, and cinematic poem, [WALDEN’s] animated, colorful rhythm produces a fluid and radiant sense of history. Through this collage of memory and community, Mekas invites viewers to participate in his circle of friends and colleagues, including Stan Brakhage, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Hans Richter, Edie Sedgwick, Jack Smith, Michael Snow and Andy Warhol." –TATE MODERN
1969, 180 minutes, 16mm, color, sound. New print by Cinema Arts Inc. Special thanks to Michael Kolvek, Fran Bowen (Trackwise) and Pip Laurenson, Tate Museum. Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69.
Wednesday Apr 30 7:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 29 7:00 PM
Monday Apr 28 7:00 PM
Sunday Apr 27 7:00 PM
Saturday Apr 26 7:00 PM
Friday Apr 25 7:00 PM