Up until its discontinuation in 1996, a total of seventy-nine issues were produced, featuring film reviews, interviews, photo series, illustrations and manifestos with the contributions of the biggest names in literature, art and culture of the time. Hence, Film Culture exercised a great influence on generations of avant-garde filmmakers and artists across the entire world.
As a tribute to Film Culture, the exhibition, event and publication project Edit Film Culture! will open its doors the 6th of July in Berlin to pick up where the magazine left off. Savvy Contemporary will show original editions of the magazine, covers and excerpts, illustrations and film stills, historical photographs and documents, made available with the kind support of Jonas Mekas and Anthology Film Archives.
Selected avant-garde films as large-format projections will also be part of the exhibition. Silent Green, Arsenal, and the Harun Farocki Institut will host a program presenting artistic readings, workshops, installations, and performances. On the occasion of this memorable event, we spoke with nothing more and nothing less than the legendary Jonas Mekas, who will be in Berlin to perform the 7th of July as part of the Edit Film Culture! agenda.