Mekas’s final diary film, after nearly 50 years of his integration of life and art-making with a camera always in hand, is a collection of scenes from 1960-2000 which illustrate the broad experience of his happy life.
“A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It’s a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man.”—Jonas Mekas.