"You know what? It is the 8mm movie that will save us. It is coming. You may think I am crazy. But I know people, very talented people, shooting their movies on 8mm. The day is close when the 8mm home-movie footage will be collected and appreciated as folk art, like songs and the lyric poetry that was created by the people. Blind as we are, it will take us a few more years to see it, but some people see it already. They see the beauty of the sunsets taken by a Bronx woman when she passed through the Arizona desert; travelogue footage, awkward footage that will suddenly sing with an unexpected rapture; the Brooklyn Bridge footage; the spring cherry blossoms footage; the Coney Island footage; the Orchard Street footage—time is laying a veil of poetry over them."
Jonas Mekas (Village Voice, 1963)
On September 11 2020, 7:04pm
At this moment
It is so beautiful
Sometimes just to hide it
Instead of showing it to everyone