Mysteries Screen 1 article

Mysteries

1966

Mysteries Poster
  • Mekas’ film show us that these historically accepted dichotomies, the cinematic (montage) and anti-cinematic (theater), are not as rigid as we might think. Mekas makes a simple decision not to cut, and by this decision his film opens up a world of deep feeling and transformation. There is a word that describes simple artistic decisions which yield great beauty and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human: poetry. Mysteries is a delicate work of poetry by one of the cinema’s greatest.