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Alan Licht


Jonas Mekas 1922–2019

January 2019

“I will tell you my secret: It is my way of psychoanalyzing myself by embracing everything.” Alan Licht pays tribute to the avant garde film maker and chronicler whose indomitable spirit animated the New York underground over the past six decades


Lou Reed's Invisible Jukebox playlist

October 2013

On the eve of his Metal Machine Trio tour in October 2009, The Velvet Underground veteran took a walk on the wild side of The Wire's Invisible Jukebox, tested by Alan Licht.