Saturday, August 29, 6pm to Tuesday, September 1, 7 pm
Tuesday, September 1, 7pm
Featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Justin Stephenson,
poet Derek Beaulieu, and Coach House publisher Alana Wilcox,
hosted by Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer.
Exclusive Vimeo Link • password: gorg
See details below!
Since we’re all still spending a little bit more time at home than usual, we are pleased to present an online screening of The Complete Works, a 40-minute film based on the work of one of Canada's greatest writers, bpNichol. We hope you’ll join us in watching it! And please send us your thoughts — drop us a line after you watch and name your favorite moment from the film, and you’ll be entered to win a Coach House tote bag featuring lines from a bpNichol poem!
Consider ordering bpNichol's books from your local independent bookseller, or you can purchase select titles associated with this screening via Bookshop HERE.
ABOUT THE FILM
Atom Egoyan calls it “An exciting and immersive experience, and a fantastic introduction to the poet bpNichol’s work.” Michael Ondaatje says “The Complete Works takes off, with us skidding off a banana peel, and we never regain our balance. It is sheer delight.” Now you can be one of the viewers to experience a film that wondrously adapts the work of the internationally acclaimed avant-garde poet bpNichol. From comic book detective stories and westerns to documentary and magic realism, and from hand drawn animation to computer generated images, The Complete Works uses bpNichol’s poetic methods on Nichol himself to create a film that is subversive, entertaining and visually arresting. Watch the trailer here.
ABOUT THE RAIN TAXI SCREENING
This special screening allows Rain Taxi readers an exclusive, free chance to see the film: Watch at your leisure at this Exclusive Vimeo Link, password: gorg anytime starting Saturday, August 29, 6pm (Central Time); then join us for the discussion following our the event screening on Tuesday, September 1, at 7pm, which will feature a Q&A with filmmaker Justin Stephenson, poet Derek Beaulieu, and Coach House publisher Alana Wilcox, hosted by Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer. Register here through Crowdcast to join the discussion!
This film is offered freely to Rain Taxi readers in collaboration with Coach House Books as part of their 15th Annual Wayzgoose, happening online this year on Sept. 3, and featuring Coach House authors such as André Alexis, Tamara Faith Berger, Christian Bök, and Andrew Kaufman, an incredible lineup (and we should know—all of those authors have appeared at Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival over the years!). To learn more about their virtual Wayzgoose and to get your free ticket to attend, see HERE.