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Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)

A stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, galleries, bars and clubs.

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Credited cast:
Raimund Abraham Raimund Abraham ... Himself
Marina Abramovic ... Herself
Björk ... Herself (as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
Thomas Boujut Thomas Boujut ... Himself
Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois
Simon Bryant Simon Bryant ... Himself
Phong Bui Phong Bui ... Himself
Pip Chodorov Pip Chodorov ... Himself
Louis Garrel ... Himself
Flo Jacobs Flo Jacobs
Ken Jacobs Ken Jacobs ... Himself
Harmony Korine ... Himself
Lefty Korine Lefty Korine ... Herself
Rachel Korine ... Herself (as Rachel Korine-Simon)
Kris Kucinskas Kris Kucinskas ... Himself
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A stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, galleries, bars and clubs.

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15 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Opowiesci z bezsennych nocy See more »

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The father of the film diary, inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, traces some twenty-five stories from his present-day life.
24 May 2011 | by hudsonwaSee all my reviews

Sleepless Nights Stories Director: Jonas Mekas With: Benn Northover, Louis Garrel, Marina Abramovic, Harmony Korine, Sebastian Mekas, Dalius Naujo, Carolee Schneemann, Ken Jacobs, Florence Jacobs, Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, Phong Bui, Raimund Abraham, Nathlie Provosty, Rachel Korine-Simon, Lefty Korine, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pip Chadorov, DoDo Jin Ming, Hopi Lebel, Kris Kucinskas, Thomas Boujut, Audrius Naujokaitis, Jonas Lozoraitis, Lee Stringer, Patti Smith, Diane Lewis, Simon Bryant, Adolfas Mekas, Oona Mekas, Björk Guðmundsdóttir.

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"I can't sleep. It's 4 am. I just got back from London. It's jet lag, jet lag."

The father of the film diary, inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, traces some twenty-five stories from his present-day life with DVCam in hand and on tabletop, across time zones and at every time of the day and night.

Scenes from an abundant life, "full of suffering and of joy." Friends, a pony, a lizard. Residing above the great Greenpoint oil spill, dancing with Yoko Ono, catching a ride to Keflavik International with Björk, studying a post card from Hokkaido. People, animals, objects, familiar and unfamiliar, are and are not what they appear to be.

"The very question of what is a story, is a provocative question."

And the long evolution from 16mm Bolex to DVCam, leading to unknown places and as-yet-undiscovered media. "When there are new technologies, new ways of putting up images, something else is being revealed that we could not see before."

"Praise be to Allah!" indeed.


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