Notes on an American Film

YBCA Film & Video

By Jonas Mekas
“I originally met Martin Scorsese when he was still a film student at the New York University. He used to come to my film screenings. But our real friendship began when he made his first feature film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door. I was asked to make a film about Marty to introduce a retrospective of his films. As it happened, Marty was shooting The Departed at that time. I asked him if I could follow him for a week or two, and he said yes. So that’s how this film happened. It’s a chamber kind of movie, a personal tribute to a friend.” (Jonas Mekas) (2005/8, 80 min, digital) More details »