Cadence 2021 – Uncanny Intermingling [Online]

Screening on demand from April 16–25, 2021

All Cadence 2021 film programs are pay-what-you-can, priced on a sliding scale, $5–25.

Full festival passes are also available for $50, with $35 passes for NWFF members.

* No one turned away for lack of funds; email paul@nwfilmforum.org about free community tickets!

Enter the Cadence 2021 virtual cinema to see more film programs.

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Video poetry presents an opportunity for the artistic disciplines to join in an uncanny intermingling. This screening is a place for the weird, awkward, and unreal to dialogue freely with the essential. Pieces in this selection mix media, languages, identities, and topics into an inspiring melange for the senses.

Image credit: an excerpt of Resilience (Suns) by D.K. Pan  & Pol Rosenthal

Showcase title credit: The Analysis by Cristiane Oliveira & Desirée Jung


Short Film Program:

GNATS

GNATS

(dir. Marquelle Young, poetry by Jamie Wimberly, US, 2020, 1 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

What could be said when the happiest night of your life becomes an unwelcome nightmare?

I dream a queer allegory

I dream a queer allegory

(Jared Mitchell, RM Vaughan, Finn Ballard, Canada, 2020, 2 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)
US premiere!

A collaborative video poem made for “I dream a queer allegory” from the collection, Bad Ideas, 2017, Nightwood Editions.

🏆 Cadence 2021 award-winner! 🏆

Dream Delivery

Dream Delivery

(Yuan Zheng, China, 2018, 9 min, in Mandarin, with English subtitles)
US premiere!

An exhausted delivery driver sprawls on the bench of a roadside park and drifts off. In his dream, workers gather together in a Shanzhai (imitation goods) park, where they stop to pose as statues.

🏆 Cadence 2021 award-winner🏆

The Analysis

The Analysis

(dir. Cristiane Oliveira, poetry by Desirée Jung, Canada, 2 min, in Portuguese, with hardcoded English subtitles)
World premiere!

A video poem about the bad taste of words.

Bass Pro Shop

Bass Pro Shop

(dir. Doug Lehmann & Poni Silver, poetry by Chet Weise, US, 2019, 2 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)

Bass Pro Shop is the second film collaboration between poet Chet Weise and filmmakers Doug Lehmann and Poni Silver. It illustrates Weise’s poem, originally published by Peach Magazine, by casting Weise as an astronaut, traveling to our moon to gain new perspective on his surroundings back home.

No Leaders Please

No Leaders Please

(dir. Joan C. Gratz, poetry by Charles Bukowski, US, 2020, 2 min, in English, with no subtitles or captions)
Northwest premiere!

Works by political artists Basquiat, Banksy, Haring, and Ai Weiwei are brought into conjunction with Charles Bukowski’s poem of self-invention, No Leaders Please.

Untitled, 2017 (Cím nélkül, 2017)

Untitled, 2017 (Cím nélkül, 2017)

(dir. Naghi Bernard, poetry by Szabó T. Anna, Romania, 2021, 8 min, in Hungarian, with English subtitles)
World premiere!

A hypnotic video poem based on text by Szabó T. Anna.

A Blessing All My Own

A Blessing All My Own

(dir. Allexa Laycock, poetry by Claudia Castro Luna & Angela Lemus-Mogrovejo, US, 2019, 2 min, in English, with hardcoded English subtitles)
World premiere!

Claudia Castro Luna and Angela Lemus-Mogrovejo present their collaborative poem A Blessing All My Own.

Holidays #4 & #5

Holidays #4 & #5

(dir. Neely Goniodsky, poetry by Anastacia-Reneé, US, 2021, in English, with no subtitles or captions)
World premiere!

A collaborative video poem by participants in the festival workshop, Animated Poetry with Neely Goniodsky, using ground coffee and stop-motion animation techniques set to Anastacia-Reneé’s poetry currently featured in the exhibition, Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t Be Absurd) Alice in Parts through April 25 at the Frye Art Museum.

Alchemy

Alchemy

(dir. Zania Cummings & Cariena Yard, poetry by Zania Cummings, US, 2020, 3 min, in English, with hardcoded English subtitles)
West coast premiere!

The story of love in its newest form, untainted by expectation.

On the Couch With My Depression

On the Couch With My Depression

(dir. Angharad Gladding, poetry by Paula Harris, New Zealand, 2020, 6 min, in English, with English subtitles)

Full of excited anticipation, a poet plans to go to a book party. Then along comes depression. A film about yearning simply to be able to brush your teeth and leave the house.

an excerpt of Resilience (Suns)

an excerpt of Resilience (Suns)

(dir. D.K. Pan, poetry by Pol Rosenthal, US, 2021, 5 min, in English, with hardcoded English subtitles)

A meditation on time, spheres, and parabolic journeys.

Liberty

Liberty

(dir. bobby Morris & Ariadna Franco Martínez, poetry by bobby Morris, Mexico, 2021, 10 min, in English, with Spanish subtitles, Spanish, with English subtitles)
World premiere!

Liberty looks within the safety and space of a relationship at how culture can be held creatively or destructively within the body.


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Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2021 Index

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival is an annual series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, held during National Poetry Month. The festival approaches video poetry as a literary genre that is presented as visual media, cultivating new meaning from the combination of text and moving image.

In its fourth year, the 2021 festival features 80 artists from throughout the world. Cadence is the Pacific Northwest’s only festival dedicated to the form of video poetry.

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