Did you know that this year, Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema is the official film venue for the WordxWord Festival? During the week of August 11 – 18, Little Cinema will be holding screenings for WordxWord! More details are coming in the next few weeks – but for now, here’s what we’ve got:
Monday, August 13 @ 7:30 p.m.: Louder Than a Bomb (2010), Documentary
By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, Louder Than a Bomb follows the fortunes of four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam.
Tuesday, August 14 @ 7-ish: PechaKucha Pittsfield #3: $5, Museum members free
Known globally as the 20×20 format (20 powerpoint slides progress automatically every 20 seconds), Berkshire Museum brings you the coolest array of 6:40 presentations ranging from film to fashion to art and industry. Refreshments provided by Wandering Star Craft Brewery.
Wednesday, August 15 @ 8 p.m.:
You Belong Everywhere: Portrait of a Living Poet
A Rock & Roll Poetry Concert Film (60 min. USA, 2012)
Featuring: Derrick C. Brown, Cold War Kids, Pink Mountaintops, David Beeman
“You are a poet, invited on tour by a popular rock band. Europe!! There will be large audiences. They might be drunk. They might get loud. They might not understand English. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime…Now what? Journey with American performance poet Derrick C. Brown on his career-defining tour opening for indie rock band Cold War Kids. Part troubadour, part troublemaker, Brown’s mission is to inspire others to embrace life and fearlessly write their brains out. He also has a lot of books to sell in order to pay his mortgage. He battles loud, sometimes indifferent audiences with humor, song, romance and a uniquely weird way with words – whatever it takes to get them to listen. Filmmaker and friend Stephen Latty (The Drums Inside Your Chest) documents the poet’s visionary performances as he blazes a new cultural path for contemporary poetry in pursuit of his ultimate dream: to make a living as a poet. Hilarious and poignant, You Belong Everywhere is a rock-n-roll concert film that looks deep into the dilemma of the modern artist who must struggle to survive even as he finds success.”