Features Happy Birhday to John - a record of Lennon\'s birthday in 1972, along with footage of a Lennon/Ono concert in Madison Square Gardens in the same year, the Vigil in Central Park in 1980 and other rare footage. Also features Zefiro Torna - Images f
ZEFIRO TORNA (1992, 34'):
Images from the life of George Maciunas. Includes footage I took of George in 1952, at his parents' house, with his father and mother and sister Nijole. Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (Almus, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, etc.); George's wedding and footage I took of him in Boston Hospital three days before he died.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN (1995, 18'):
On October 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.Y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John's birthday. This film is a record of that occasion. The soundtrack consists of the birthday party singing by John, Yoko, Ringo Starr, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Oaks, and many others. The film includes footage of John Lennon/Yoko Ono concert at Madison Square Garden, August 30, 1972, the Vigil in Central Park on Dec. 8th, 1980, and some other rare footage.
Released on the occasion of Jonas Mekas' book FluxFriends, published in French by Les Éditions du Centre Pompidou, October 9, 2002.
Contains a 32-page booklet of Jonas Mekas' diary entries used in the soundtrack.