Cinematic detritus: bits of unused film from projects years ago, with scratches and dust, out of focus, overexposed. Found footage with faded color. The mic catching wind. A man singing to us as these disparate images flitter past.
In 2006, experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas made forty films for his newly launched website in order to introduce his work to an online audience. Among them was Imperfect Film, a 4-minute film that pieced together older footage that never made it into his previous films, as well as some found footage shots of monkeys climbing on rocks. As the title suggests, the film is imperfect, but also lovely, like a string of memories. (more…)