We Saw the Light: Conversations Between New American Cinema and Poetry – Talk & Screening


In We Saw the Light: Conversations Between the New American Cinema and Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Daniel Kane draws on correspondence and interviews with key figures in innovative cinema and writing of the 1960s to provide a fresh look at film’s influence on poetry. Please join us for a discussion amongst filmmakers and poets, and stay for a special screening of mainly 16mm prints.

Talk (6:30-7:30 PM) Ed Bowes, Jacob Burckhardt, Abigail Child, Cole Heinowitz, Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Reeves, and others TBA. Moderated by Daniel Kane.

Film Program (8 PM) A selection of short films by Ed Bowes, Stan Brakhage, Jacob Burckhardt, Rudy Burckhardt, Abigail Child, Christopher Maclaine, Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, and Jennifer Reeves.

Stan Brakhage: Two: Creeley/McClure (1965) 16mm, color, silent, 5 min

Christopher Maclaine: The Man Who Invented Gold (1957) 16mm, color, sound, 14 min

Jonas Mekas: Hare Krishna (1966) 16mm, color, sound, 4 min

Abigail Child: Surface Noise (2000) 16mm, 18 min

Jennifer Reeves: excerpt from The Time We Killed (2004), 16mm

Rudy Burckhardt: The Automative Story (1954), 16mm, b&w, 15 min

Jacob Burckhardt: Black and White (2001) 16mm, b&w, 10 min

Marie Menken: Lita’s Party (1964?), 16mm, 4 min

Ed Bowes: excerpt from Entanglement (2009)

Program subject to change.

Thanks to the Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Jacob Burckhardt & Andrew Lampert at Anthology Film Archives.

Admission is $10.