As Smart As They Are: The Author Project

Joe Pacheco
2005, 63 min
West Coast Premiere

Little Roxie Frirday May 19, 7p
Women's Building Sun, May 21, 3p Buy

Brooklyn duo One Ring Zero had bookish beginnings as the house-band for a weekly literary event at offbeat NYC publishing company McSweeney’s (sibling of 826 Valencia). Soon after, claviola-playing Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst were scoring an off-Broadway play. Before long, they establish The Author Project, which uses award-winning writers such as Dave Eggers, Jonathan Lethem, and Margaret Atwood to pen new lyrics. With live performances, studio sessions and interviews, As Smart As They Are explores the relationships between music and literature—and the New York literary community that fostered the band.


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Keary Kensinger
2006, 23 min

A day in the life of a Mission District bookstore dedicated to preserving the history of social movements (and not without some cranky bookstore humor).

Beethoven's Hair
The Chances of the World Changing
Class Act
Cracked Not Broken
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs
Deeper Than Y
Diameter of a Bomb
The Future of Pinball
The Great Happiness Space:
Tale of an Osaka Love Thief

Letters From The Other Side
Mind Over Matter / The Best Part of Everything
Muskrat Lovely
Pizza! The Movie
Punk Like Me
Reality Show
As Smart As They Are: The Author Project
Snapshots: Shorts Snatched
from America's Past

The Treasures of Long Gone John
Unauthorized and Proud of it:
Todd Loren's Rock'N'Roll Comics

Urban Artists


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