Anthology II

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.

This year, professional filmmakers are being joined by students from the “Auteur 101: Short Film Laboratory” class in JHU’s Program in Film and Media Studies.

The audience from last year’s screening of ANTHOLOGY I, at the Creative Alliance. Photo by Lloyd Lowe.

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.

Parallel Octave performing live, with the audience, during the 2011 ANTHOLOGY I screening: Adam Gray’s film “The space between her eyes and mine,” based on Hart Crane’s “My Grandmother’s Love Letters,” in the background.

Interviews with returning filmmakers from last year’s ANTH I:
Marie Ilene
Alice Venessa Bever
Adam Gray


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.

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