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“Linguistic resistance” in Book Smugglers documentary February 3, 2011: BOOK SMUGGLERS trailer from ERA FILM on Vimeo. Book Smugglers is a documentary exploring the risks taken by the Lithuanian "book smugglers" who fought to preserve their language and literature when the Russian Tsar Alexander II banned it from use in 1863. Books, newspapers and educational texts became contraband but the knygnešia kept them in [...] by

Video and poetry meet in Italian festival January 14, 2011: Trevigliopoesia's La Parola Immaginata is "a festival dedicated to poetical words and video images with the aim to reach a mix of art expressions through new strategies, conceptions and methods. Video poetry means poems connected with all kind of images. And videoportraits, videodocumentaries and animation about poets and poetry." To [...] by

“Hoop Dreams” for poets November 18, 2010: Ronnie Scheib of Variety reviews "To Be Heard," the collaborative documentary about the lives of three Bronx high school students enrolled in a poetry course that won both the competition and audience award at this year's Doc NYC Fest. Reminiscent of the years-spanning intimacy of "Love and Diane" or "Hoop Dreams," the docu plays like a [...] by

Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur, now on film June 28, 2010: Curt Worden has directed the documentary film One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. Director Curt Worden follows unsurprising documentary form by offering too many visuals of crashing waves in Big Sur and seamy bars in San Francisco, while a few witnesses offer their recollections of that period of Kerouac's life. Witnesses include [...] by

Lumière, Redux (Redux) April 4, 2010: In response to Nick Twemlow’s recent post on the Lumière and Company project and his comments on “constraint-based methods” of composition, I wanted to pose a foil -- or perhaps alternative -- to his conceptual poetry analogy. While projects based on constraint-based methods are certainly in vogue – from the Whitney to later this week at [...] by