But the collaborations are no free-for-all: The Fringe has set some pretty strict guidelines. Weve made it clear to the filmmakers that these are not music videos set to poems, says Burley. If the poem says Johnny walks to his car, weve told them, please do not show Johnny walking to his car or put that in a subtitle or anything else. We want a work inspired by a poem, not a representation of it.
Filmmaker-poet pairings will be announced tonight at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, following the Sunday Poetry Slam. The program continues Wednesday at the Packing House Center for the Arts with a panel on cross-genre works and a few collaborative performances, then wraps up with a screening of the films at Bindery | Space on Saturday, August 14. Tickets range from $5 to $10; for more information, go to www.boulderfringe.com or call 720-563-9950.
Sun., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Aug. 8. Continues through Aug. 14, 2010