The Rattapallax/PEN World Voices Literary Film Feast
When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: Goethe-Institut New York: 1014 Fifth Avenue
What time: 6–9 p.m.
With Antonello Faretta and John Giorno; introduced by Ram Devineni
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.
From the PEN Blogs
• Leora Skolkin-Smith
“It has always seemed to me a rare privilege this, of being an American,” Gertrude Stein wrote in her sweeping, beguiling epic, written in the 1920’s: “The Making of Americans”…[More]