Joel Schlemowitz

Loudmouth Collective/Ugly Duckling Presse (2003) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A film-portrait of the Loudmouth Collective and Ugly Duckling Presse. These poet-provocateurs are the creators of the infamous "Anti-Reading" series, a carnival-like alternative to the traditional poetry reading. On the film's soundtrack we hear how the Anti-Readings were started, descriptions of various Anti-Reading activities including the Poetry smokable poems known as Poetry Cigarettes, the memory tester called "I Forgot," and the Diary in the shape of a Bunny. The film includes footage shot at Anti-Readings, with time-lapse, double exposures, distorting lenses, and frenetic non-traditional camerawork evocative of the playfully chaotic spirit of the events.

Rental: $60.00 VHS rental price: 30.00 VHS sale price: 50.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

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