Cassis (1966 - 16mm, color, sound, 4.5 min)
A small port in South of France, a lighthouse, the sea, shot from just before the sunrise until just after the sunset, all day long, frame by frame, a frame or two every second or every few minutes.
Hare Krishna - (1966 - 16mm, color, sound, 4 min)
"A 'documentary' - one Sunday afternoon in New York - beautiful new generation - dancing in the streets of New York - singing 'Hare Hare' - filling the streets and the air with love ...
Notes for Jerome (1978 - 16mm, color, sound, 45 min)
During the summer of 1966 I spent two months in Cassis, as a guest of Jerome Hill. I visited him briefly again in 1967, with P. Adams Sitney. The footage of this film comes from those two visits. Other people appear in the film, all friends of Jerome: Taylor Mead, Bernadette Lafont, Charles Rydell; Barbara Stone and David Stone and their children; Noel Burch, Judith Malina and Julian Beck and the Living Theater collective; Ms. Chaliapin, Jean Jacques Lebel, Michael Fontayne; Alec Wilder, P. Adams Sitney and Julie Sitney; and Jerome's perhpas closest and oldest friend, whose name I forgot, but whom he always called Rosebud.
Quartet Number One (1991 - 16mm, color, sound, 5 min)
Around 1995 I began to worry about the huge amount of unedited footage that I had on my shelves. I had to do something with it before it begins to fade. One idea was to begin to edit it all in form of quartets. This quartet was my first try in that direction.
I was not to happy with it and did not continue the project. Instead, I began working on a much bigger idea which resulted in AS I WAS MOVING AHEAD OCCASIONALLY I SAW BRIEF GLIMPSES OF BEAUTY.
Imperfect 3-Image films (1995, color, silent, 6 min)
"A series 'imperfect' three image films from my new film diaries" – J.M.
Cinema is Not 100 Years Old (1996, 4 min., video 26 min)
The real history of cinema is invisible history: history of friends getting together, doing the thing they love. For us, the cinema is beginning with every new buzz of the projector, with every new buzz of our cameras. With every new buzz of our cameras, our hearts jump forward my friends. Cinema is not 100 years old.