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  • Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR

    2008. Lithuania/USA. Jonas Mekas. 286 min.

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 12:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR

    2008. Lithuania/USA. Directed by Jonas Mekas. Using a video camera to film news broadcasts off of his television screen, Mekas recorded the rocky and dramatic transition from Lithuania’s declaration of independence in March 1990 to its induction into the United Nations in September 1991. Given added depth by a soundtrack in which Mekas’s domestic life competes with the words of commentators, this nearly five-hour-long work was described by Manohla Dargis in The New York Times as “perversely engaging…an increasingly gripping story of revolt, courage, and power.” 286 min.

In the Film exhibition Lithuanian Cinema: 1990–2009

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