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To Free the Cinema:
Jonas Mekas and the New York Underground
Edited by David E. James

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2Routines of Emancipation: Alternative Cinema in the Ideology and Politics of the Sixties17
3The Old Days49
4Jonas Mekas: A European Critic in America51
5"Loved Him, Hated It": An Interview with Andrew Sarris62
6The Apron Strings of Jonas Mekas83
7How I Think I Made Some of My Films97
8The Forest and The Trees100
9Notes on Displacement: The Poems and Diary Films of Jonas Mekas121
10During the Second Half of the Sixties138
11Film Diary/Diary Film: Practice and Product in Walden145
12A Portfolio of Photographs180
13Reminiscences, Subjectivities, and Truths193
14My Contacts with Jonas Mekas213
15Lost, Lost, Lost: Mekas as Essayist215
16Dear Friends240
17Film Writing and the Figure of Death: He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life241
18A Tale of Two Co-ops255
19Jonas Mekas266
20Wearing the Critic's Hat: History, Critical Discourses, and the American Avant-Garde Cinema268
21Who Is Afraid of Jonas Mekas?284
22Video at Anthology286
23I Feel Passionate about the Film Journals of Jonas Mekas293
24Home Movies of the Avant-Garde: Jonas Mekas and the New York Art World294
Appendices313
AAutobiographical Notes315
BFilmography321
CShowcases I Ran in the Sixties323
BBooks Published325
Index327

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