Jonas Mekas, a man with a camera, recorded everyday life, and then compiled the footage into his films. He was an artist among directors who always went against the grain and whose works were characterized by poetic intimacy. This documentary is a tribute to a fascinating man and avant-garde legend.
“Fragments of Paradise” is a more than skin-deep overview of the late Mekas’ life, one that feels like a final message from him directly. It’s a tribute to art’s power to connect, even with those who are gone.
Warning for people with epilepsy. The film contains strobe lights.
Venice IFF 2022 – Best Documentary on Cinema
KD Davison was born in Texas. At the age of 18, she moved to New York, where she began studying political science. At that time, she decided to make films and met Jonas Mekas. In addition to Fragments of Paradise, she made two documentary films entitled Ordinary People and The Soul of America. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
2016 Ordinary People (doc., co-dir.)
2020 Amerykańska dusza / The Soul of America (doc.)
2022 Urywki raju / Fragments of Paradise (doc.)