Readings with Film: Alissa Quart and Brandon Downing

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

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.

Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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