Brother of Adolfas Mekas.
Father of Sebastian Mekas.
Used to film with an old Bolex camera.
Was in German labor camps during WWII. After the war he spent time in Germany as a displaced person, settling in New York City in 1949.
In 1958, he became the first movie critic for The Village Voice.
Left Lithuania at the age of 22.
Father of Oona Mekas.
Founded the magazine "Film Culture".