The Book of Conrad
Hailed by Flix Magazine as a “queer gospel”, and a “unique and powerful experience”, The Book of Conrad follows the celebrated writer, performance artist and eccentric CA Conrad, as he confronts his violent past and the suspicious death of his boyfriend, Earth. The film attempts to unravel the mystery of Earth's death, while Conrad wrestles with his inner demons. "Anger tends to live in familiar tones and images. But in The Book of Conrad… we see anger anew: as the impulse behind living, behind ritual, even behind prayer” (Hyperallergic).
CAConrad is an award winning poet, the self-described "son of white trash asphyxiation, (who spent his) childhood selling cut flowers along the highways for his mother, and helping her shoplift." He is the author of several books of poetry, including 'The Book of Frank', 'Advanced Elvis Course', 'A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon', and the newly released 'ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness' (Wave Books 2014).
Documentary - 76 mins, USA
Producers: David Welch, Belinda Schmid
Associate Producer: Michael Warholic
Directors: Belinda Schmid, David Welch
Cinematographer: Belinda Schmid
Composer: Missy Mazzoli
Additional Cinematography: David Welch and Michael Warholic
Editor: David Welch
Additional Editing: Brad Kaye
Sound Editor: David Grinbaum
Colorist: Lee Eaton
Belinda Schmid Winner of CineStory Foundation 2018 Fellowship Prize