Screening of The Trip with Eileen Myles & David Fenster

Eileen Myles & David Fenster

Come see the world premiere of The Trip, a road trip movie through the majestic, rough-hewn landscape separating Texas towns Marfa and Alpine with acclaimed poet Eileen Myles as your guide. Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s spoken score of Robert Frank’s 1958 poetic classic Pull My Daisy, and Louis Malle’s 1981 talk drama My Dinner With Andre, Myles discusses daily life and political realities with their childhood puppets, Oscar, Bedilia, Montgomery, Casper, and Crocky. After the screening, filmmaker David Fenster joins Myles for a live conversation.

Eileen Myles is a member of the WGA and recently adapted their novel, Chelsea Girls, into a screenplay for Amazon studios.

David Fenster is a filmmaker based in Marfa, Texas; he has directed three features and several short films. Film festivals, art museums, and media outlets screen his work, including The Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times, and HBO.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission