restricted access Open Letter to Film-Makers of the World (USA, 1966)

Written for Cinim, a short-lived journal published by the London Film-Makers’ Co-op, Mekas’s “Open Letter” proselytizes the New American Cinema and how its distribution practices can be deployed in the United Kingdom. Mekas condemns contemporary film festivals and their promotion of “new cinema,” arguing in the process for radically new forms of film exhibition and distribution.