On June 25th, The Book of Conrad will screen at Naropa University's Performing Arts Centre. Special thanks to Naropa's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics for making this screening possible!Read More
CAConrad was the recent subject of a feature article in Norway's leading newspaper, Dagbladet. The feature discussed Conrad's recent performance at the Norsk Litteraturfestival, and the screening of The Book of Conrad. Click here to read more.
The Book of Conrad has been scheduled to play at Norwegian Festival of Literature, Scandanavia's largest literature festival, in association with the Lillehammer Film Society. Read in Norway's "Daglabadet"
Feature Review of The Book of Conrad” in Hyperallergic: “anger tends to live in familiar tones and images. But in The Book of Conrad, a documentary profiling the life and creative practice of poet CAConrad, we see anger anew: as the impulse behind living, behind ritual, even behind prayer”: http://hyperallergic.com/285353/the-ritualized-anger-of-a-queer-poet/
Praise for The Book of Conrad by Flix (Greece), who describe the film as a "queer gospel", and a “unique [and powerful] experience”. The film is “a liberating encounter with a rare mind, somewhere between a favorite aunt and envoy of Elvis on Earth… spreading his hands in every corner of alternative culture... and if those hands have nails painted with glitter, even better.” Click here to read more.
Belinda Schmid and David Welch of Delinquent Films at the premiere of The Book of Conrad in Thessaloniki, Greece:
Delinquent Films are proud to announce that "The Book of Conrad" will be part of the official selection in the 2016 Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival this March, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Regularly cited as one of the world's "top 10" documentary festivals, the festival focuses on "filmmakers with unique cinematic voices [and] documentaries that explore... social and cultural developments [throughout] the world". This year the focus of the festival is on the lives of significant artists, including the legendary documentarian, Claude Lanzmann. To find out more about the festival, go to the Thessaloniki Film Festival website.
The American Poetry Foundation recently enthused about the trailer for Delinquent Films new feature "The Book of Conrad" in their Harriet blog. To read more, go to: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/07/watch-the-trailer-for-the-book-of-conrad/
The Reelworks Master Lab film by Tayana Brumaire (that Belinda Schmid mentored) was a huge success at the screening hosted by Time Warner. The students films were all fanatastic, and Belinda and Tayana's film received extremely positive feedback throughout the night.
Belinda is mentoring at Reelworks. She will be teamed up with a student in the Master Workshop and will be overseeing the student's script development and production a 10 minute digital film to be completed by May 2015.
Reel Works is based in New York City.
"Reel Works is one of the leading digital media educators in the United States. We are the only filmmaking program that matches teens 1:1 with professional filmmaker-mentors to tell their stories and have their voices heard. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by over 9 million viewers since our founding in 2001. What began as a single workshop of 17 students at the Prospect Park YMCA in Park Slope, Brooklyn has grown to provide free after school and in-school programs give a voice to over 500 youth citywide. Reel Works programs are designed to engage youth through intensive in-school or after-school filmmaking workshops and to provide a safe community and a continuum of learning opportunities that extend from middle school to high school to college and beyond."
CAConrad interview about The Book of Conrad in Bombay Gin: http://bombayginjournal.com/tag/ca-conrad-interview/