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The New Talkies

Poetry Center

This evening of neo-benshi performances will showcase film clips rewritten and narrated live by authors from the Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles and Houston. Featuring excerpts from blockbusters such as "The Sound of Music," Mexican feature "Lola La Trailera (Lola the Truck Driver)," animated series "Dora the Explorer," the obscure "The Assassination of Trotsky" and cult classic "Carnival of Souls." Writers/performers: Anuj Vaidya, Douglas Kearney, Jaime Cortez, Jennifer Tamayo, Konrad Steiner, Nicole McJamerson, Stalina Villarreal, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta and Tongo Eisen-Martin


This is what SF/Arts curator Betsy Crabtree had to say about The New Talkies :

The Poetry Center hosts this fun evening of neo-benshi (the practice of producing live alternate voice-overs for movies) performances. The film-clips, from such movies as “The Sound of Music” and “Dora the Explorer,” are rewritten and narrated live by authors from the Bay Area and beyond, including Anuj Vaidya, Douglas Kearney, Jaime Cortez, Konrad Steiner and others. $10.

Event Info
Sep 22
Fri at 8 pm
$10
A.T.A. Gallery
992 Valencia, San Francisco
Info: 824-3890
Venue: 824-3890
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