American Masters

Remembering Jonas Mekas

Clip | 2m 47s

Jonas Mekas, the influential filmmaker and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and the New York Film-Makers' Cooperative, talks to director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998) about his 1960s loft space in New York where Andy Warhol learned about experimental filmmaking. Mekas recalls tying Warhol to his seat during a six-hour screening of Sleep, and describes the

Aired: 01/23/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

Problems Playing Video?

Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.