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As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)

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Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

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Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

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"The ultimate Dogma movie before the birth of Dogma," is how its maker, Jonas Mekas described it. See more »

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Jonas Mekas: Memories, memories. They come and go in no particular order.
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Not filmmaking, but filming
19 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No plot, no story, no tension, no conflict, no irony, no dialog, often out of focus, jittery and nearly 5 hours long. All this and it is one of the greatest documentaries I have ever seen. A stunningly positive and beautiful film that is just about the happiness and joy of family, New York City, country getaways and filming. This is such a compelling work, it did not even seem that long. This is the work of a man at peace with his own happiness. We should all be so lucky.


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