Films and Poetry at The Bridge tonight!

April 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

There’s an event at The Bridge tonight which looks really great — unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend it myself, since a) nobody at The Bridge bothered to tell me this event was happening, so b) I scheduled myself to help run a different screening somewhere else — But anyway, I urge you to attend this event on my behalf, because it sounds awesome:

It’s the second (annual?) “Flicker Poetry” event, interspersing cool films with readings by good poets; the write-up on the Bridge site (I think written by Jordan?) says: “This event [is] aimed to take the fear out of poetry. For those who associate poetry with that hushed “poets” voice or with romantic tom foolery, this event takes seriously John Ashbery’s idea that poetry can be something else. Poetry doesn’t have to be the purple eye of God extolling your soul, it can be a simple process of experience resting and recording. The films range from the ultra-rare Silent movie Money directed by Rudy Burckhardt with intertitles written by artist-poet Joe Brainard to Henry Hills raw document of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry movement. In between films, we will hear from current or former Charlottesville poets: published and unpublished, aspiring and accomplished.”

The films are by Rudy Burckhardt, Richard O. Moore, Henry Hills, and Eduardo Darino; the poets will be Sam Witt, John Bylander, James Mattise, and Hannah Erlinspiel. It starts at 8pm, and the cover is only $5!

Now, about that other film event (the one which I’ll be at); it’s part of the ongoing Architecture Week series of films & events, which started last weekend and concludes this evening; we’ll be showing two videos about Richard Neutra at Vinegar Hill, so if your tastes lean more towards Architecture than Poetry or Film, you’re welcome to come check that out instead; it’s at 7pm, and it’s free (although they’re asking for a $5 donation)

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  • 1 coogan // Apr 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    andrew cedermark track on forkcast is BOMB. that four-on-the-floor is killing me jesus.