This Side of Paradise

Direction
Year
1999
Country
  • United States
Duration
35min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

After the death of John F. Kennedy, Jackie wanted to give her children something to distract them. She thought about buying a film camera. Peter Beard, who was giving John Jr and Caroline art history lessons at the time, suggested to Jackie that she asked Jonas Mekas for this project. So, in the late Sixties and early Seventies, Mekas spent several summers with the Kennedy family. Cinema was the binding factor in their friendship. The images in this film were almost all shot in the house that they rented from Andy Warhol in those days. Warhol himself was also regularly present. It was, according to Mekas, 'a period filled with joy, happiness and a feast of friendship'.The film has the intimacy of a home movie. It provides an unusual and harrowing look at this mythical family, showing them as normal Americans and ordinary people.

Collections

Film Unavailable :-(

We’re sorry but the film is not available at the moment.

Details

Comments

In order to add a comment please login or register first.

DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Join to get regular updates on our film program:

By sending the registration for the Newsletter, I consent to receiving commercial communications through electronic means and to related personal data processing required for the purposes of sending the Newsletter of Doc-Air, z.s. I confirm having read the Principles of Personal Data Processing, understanding the text and consenting to the same, while I acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.