Greenpoint Star: Jonas Mekas: The acclaimed filmmaker still remains a “local boy”

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Well-known for his contribution to the avant-garde film world, Jonas Mekas has been called the godfather of it all, but the humble 89-year-old doesn’t want that label.

“I don’t like it because there is a big misunderstanding,” he said as he spoke to this paper in his Clinton Hill studio in August before Hurricane Irene was set to hit. “It all began long before I was born.”