1991-2000DocumentaryExperimentalJonas MekasUSA

Jonas Mekas – Happy Birthday to John (1997)

On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono’s art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, in New York. On the same day an unusual group of John’s and Yoko’s friends, including Ringo, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Krasner, and many others, gathered to celebrate John’s birthday. This film is a visual and audio record of that event.

MUBI wrote:
On October 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.Y. to celebrate the opening of the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show. This film shows how on the same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John Lennon’s birthday.

512MB | 23m 16s | 770×576 | mkv



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