Readings with Film: Alissa Quart and Brandon Downing
This is the first in an ongoing series that looks at the secret history of the marriage of cinema and poetry. This reading, screening, and discussion will shed a bright light on the present and the past of these unusual bedfellows. Alissa Quart’s new book Monetized is a volume of verse “about” movies and television, from Steven Bochco’s Cop Rock to the 1930 film Holiday to Michael Mann’s lesser-known work. Brandon Downing’s Dark Brandon is a volume of film-driven poetry. His collaged video works, featuring poetic and absurdist subtitles, will also be screened.