birdsong Presents: A Night of Adaptations
An exploration of film and animation adapted from literature, and literature whose chief inspiration is the screen. Where does adaptation meet inspiration? Curated by Tommy Pico of birdsong.
Things We Both Know (Not Our Real Names)
Directed by Finn Paul and Roy Pérez
Starring Christopher Carlos Hamann, Roy Pérez, Daniel Granias, Josh Tillinghast, Eugene Dickens, Joy Lai, Ryan Kost, Talitha Luisa, Rudy (a cat), Sadie Williams, Lynn Makau, David Proterra, Sean Martinez.
Using a poem of the same name as a launching point, imagined interior dialogs are bookended with intimate moments in underpants.
Directed by Chris New
Starring Scott Chambers, Dani Cey, and Rory Jennings
Selected Single Sentence Animations by Electric Literature
Rontel by Sam Pink, animated by Brandon Ray
The Devil’s Treasure by Mary Gaitskill, animated by Luca Dipierro
Hello Everybody by A.M. Homes, animated by Gretta Johnson
Three by Marc Basch, animated by Jason Mitcham
Alternate: Tributaries by Ramona Ausubel, animated by Myles David Jewell
With a reading by poet Kathleen Ossip
The Birdsong Collective and Micropress were founded in April 2008 with four goals in mind: to foster sustained collaboration among artists, musicians and writers in the form of an ongoing workshop; to continually encourage each other to produce creative work; to host free, public events where members can showcase works in progress; and to circulate members’ creative endeavors in a low-cost, easy to reproduce, and high-frequency format. Birdsong members share commitments to social movements of feminism, anti-racism, queer positivity, class-consciousness, and DIY cultural production. These commitments inform our creative work in many ways, ranging from the concrete to the theoretical to the experimental.