These film excerpts are courtesy of www.jonasmekas.com, where longer versions can be downloaded, some of which are free. Click on the title of the film (under its QuickTime) to link to the relevant page.
On a visit to Girona, Spain, we stumble on a surprise – a John Lennon Garden.
Music by Dalius Naujo.
Remembering Nam June Paik
Yoko Ono performs at the Guggenheim Museum.
Happy B’day to you, Yoko!
To John With Love
7 min. 50 sec.
This was filmed on October 9, 1972 in Syracuse, N.Y., on John Lennon’s Birthday; during Lennon/Yoko Ono concert at Madison Square Garden, August 30, 1972; and December 8, 1980, Central Park, New York. The film includes John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Star, George Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Specter, Stevie Wonder, and many others.
Sound: Improvisations during the birthday party, and percussion by Dalius Naujo.
from the outtakes – Yoko Ono, John Lennon, myself
Fluxus on the Hudson
4 min. 54 sec.
George Maciunas arranged a boat trip up the Hudson River on July 7, 1971. Many of the Fluxus friends joined the trip including Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Joe Jones, Bob Watts, and many others. Ken Jacobs, and Michael Snow are part of the cast. George and his mother, Leokadija Maciunas, are also present.
Music: Henry Flynt
Warhol and Maciunas
3 min. 12 sec.
Consists of images of the Andy Warhol show at the Whitney Museum in May of 1971. It also includes a George Maciunas dumpling party on 80 Wooster Street, Soho, on June 29, 1971.
George Maciunas, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono are pictured.
Sound: Jonas Mekas comments on the relationship between Warhol and Maciunas, and Pop and Fluxus.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
4 min. 21 sec.
May 26, 1969 Montreal Queen Elizabeth Hotel
In May 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their famous Bed-In For Peace event.
It was attended by many of their close friends, including Timothy Leary.
This is a record of the event.
Sound: Free Music on Second Street