The collaborative Parallel Octave film ANTHOLOGY II premiered at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore on August 2nd, 2012.
Scroll down for all 26 of the ANTH II films in order–or check them out on our YouTube channel.
I. “Volúpia do Vento“; poem by Gilka Machado; film by Samantha Choos
II. “Jabberwocky“; poem by Lewis Carroll; film by Daniel Schwartz
III. “On Gut“; poem by Ben Jonson; film by Aidan Fisher
IV. “I’m Nobody! Who are you?“; poem by Emily Dickinson; film by Hala AlGrain and Samantha Choos [film undergoing processing]
V. “When you traced your name, you were fatherless…“; poem by Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad al-Mutanabbi; film by Hala AlGrain [film undergoing processing]
VI. “How Dare They Despise,” based on the poem “I Am!” by John Clare; film by Juan Negrette & Daniel Rose
VII. “Ozymandias“; poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley; film by Val Smith
VIII. “Amor Eterno“; poem by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer; film by Juan Negrette
IX. “Ayin Nedivah (Generous Eye)“; poem by Judah ha-Levi (Yehuda Halevi); film by Jacob Appet & Tamar Nachmany
X. “A Dream Within A Dream“; poem by Edgar Allan Poe; film by Adhiraj Goel & Alexandra Nemetschke
XI. “Travel“; poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay; film by Marie Ilene
XII. “Stanzas in Meditation“; excerpt: Stanza II of Part II of the poem by Gertrude Stein; film by Adhiraj Goel & Alexandra Nemetschke
XIII. “Fortschritt” (Progress); poem by Rainer Maria Rilke; film by Alexandra Nemetschke
XIV. “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII)”; poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay; film by Anamika Bandopadhyay
XV. “Fin de Fête“; poem by Charlotte Mew; film by Adhiraj Goel
XVI. “Canción nueva“; poem by Vicente Huidobro; film by Samantha Choos & Daniel Rose [film undergoing processing]
XVII. “First Fig“; poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay; film by Ellen Freytag
XVIII. “So We’ll Go No More a Roving“; poem by Lord Byron (George Gordon); film by Aidan Fisher
XIX. “Pigeons on the grass alas“; poem by Gertrude Stein, from “Four Saints in Three Acts”; film by Melee (Sandylee Triolo and Melanye Coleman)
XX. “The Deserted House“; poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; film by Hala AlGrain & Juan Negrette [film undergoing processing]
XXI. “The Garden of Love“; poem by William Blake; film by Aidan Fisher
XXII. “Animula“; poem by T.S. Eliot; film by Joseph Martin
XXIII. “The Crane Who Desired,” based on the poem “To One Unknown” by Helen Dudley; film by Daniel Rose
XIV. “There’s a certain Slant of light“; poem by Emily Dickinson; film by Alice Venessa Bever
XV. “My life closed twice before its close“; poem by Emily Dickinson; film by Adam Gray
XVI. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain“; poem by Emily Dickinson; film by Theo Goodell & Rachel Jendrzejewski
Friends, Romans, poets: we are pleased to announce that ANTHOLOGY II, the second annual Parallel Octave short film compilation, will screen on Thursday, August 2nd at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Free admission! Drinks at 7:30 PM, screening at 8:00 PM. And look! There’s a trailer!
FREE Film Screening: Parallel Octave presents ANTHOLOGY II, A Collaborative Short Film
It’s a music video! It’s a Greek chorus! It’s ANTHOLOGY II. For the second year running, the Baltimore-based chorus Parallel Octave has invited filmmakers to create short films based on recordings of poems.
2012’s ANTHOLOGY II will feature animation, stop-motion and live action, filmmakers from Los Angeles, Maryland, Minnesota, Utah, and Wisconsin, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Yehuda Ha-Levi, T.S. Eliot, and many more.
The ANTHOLOGY II film will premiere on Thursday, August 2nd at 8 PM (snacks and drinks commence at 7:30) at the Creative Alliance. The screening will be accompanied by a live performance and recording session with Parallel Octave, in which the audience will be cordially invited to make some noise and record a poem with us.
Everyone who attends will receive a kazoo, a noisemaker, a free copy of the poems and the film soundtrack–and, of course, free admission! All ages, including children, welcome. www.paralleloctave.com; www.creativealliance.org.
This year’s event made possible due to the generous sponsorship of the following Johns Hopkins departments and offices: Film and Media Studies, Summer Programs at JHU, Writing Seminars, and the JHU Libraries.