International Film Feast in NYC, April 29
Above: A flyer front I designed recently for Ram Devineni, Rattapallax Editor and Founder. Images, from top to bottom, are stills from two featured films, Unfed by Jason Lam, and Some Days, by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins. (See his film below.)
The Rattapallax/PEN World Voices Literary Film Feast
With Antonello Faretta and John Giorno; introduced by Ram Devineni.
April 29, 6–9PM. “Free and open to the public. No reservations. Join us for an exciting Festival first—a program of literary short films and documentaries curated by Ram Devineni and copresented by Rattapallax.
The roster of films includes an animated version of Sylvia Plath’s classic poem “Mirror Talk,” Sherman Alexie’s “49?,” a tribute to writer/composer Paul Bowles, selections of literary films from Brazilian musician and poet Arnaldo Antunes, and interpretations of Gertrude Stein poems by hip-hop artists Jean Grae and DJ Spooky. The evening will conclude with a screening of Antonello Faretta’s Nine Poems in Basilicata and an onstage conversation between Faretta and the subject of the film, Beat poet John Giorno, who was also the subject of Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Sleep.”
This event is part of the larger PEN WORLD VOICES festival of international literature featuring 170 writers, 51 countries, and 82 events coming to venues across New York City, April 29-May 4th, 2008.
Above: Flyer detail from the back, for Rattapallax.
Sponsored by Rattapallax and PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature. This event was funded in part by Experimental Television Center, New York State Council on the Arts, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
PEN WORLD VOICES is a festival of international literature featuring 170 writers, 51 countries, and 82 events coming to venues across New York City, April 29-May 4th, 2008. Don’t miss six days of exciting literary exchange with conversations, panel discussions, readings, film screenings, a translation slam and a cabaret night! For a complete schedule of events, go to: http://www.pen.org/festival