In the era of professional and amateur film critics, cinematic analysis is far from foreign. But in 1954, when Adolfas and Jonas Mekas emigrated from Lithuania to the United States, the notion of an academic discussion of film was revolutionary. Together, they masterminded Film Culture, a magazine dedicated to exposing the best artists outside the commercial industry and discussing the technological and artistic aspects of their films.
Over sixty years later, their work has finally been revived by Edit Film Culture!, a multi-media festival spanning the long, complicated history of the magazine and the prolific artists it featured. The festival boasts a brand new issue of Film Culture and exclusive and rare film screenings. It even witnessed amusical appearance by the ninety-five-year-old creator Jonas Mekas as part of the inauguration. It’s on its last week, so hurry up!