In three parts, Jonas Mekas shows how he and his brother Adolfas dealt with the transition from Lithuania to the United States. In the first part, the two are shown during the 1950s in Brooklyn, amongst the Lithuanian community. The second part records their journey to their country of origin, where the whole family celebrates their return. Finally, the film ends in Vienna, where some of Jonas' best friends appear: Peter Kubelka, Ken Jacobs and Hermann Nitsch.
“You don't really see how Lithuania is today: you see it only through the memories of a Displaced Person back home for the first time in twenty-five years.” - Jonas Mekas
Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) was a Lithuanian filmmaker, writer and curator, considered the godfather of American avant-garde cinema and the definitive representative of diary filmmaking. In addition to his work in film preservation and dissemination with the creation and development of the Anthology Film Archives, films by him such as Walden (1969) and Lost Lost Lost (1976) have informed the path of more and more filmmakers around the world.