Since 2013, IHLR has held an annual filmfest, and for the
first time last year, it sold out. Here, in our inaugural DVD
issue, we’ve collected our favorite pieces from those three festivals. We include video essays from Jacob Cutler, Joe Dornich,
Paul Hunton, Joseph Johnston, Laura Marostica, Kristen
Radtke, and Kirk Wisland; cinepoems from Trevino L. Brings
Plenty, Heid E. Erdrich, and Rebecca Gayle Howell; and one
cine-story, Landon Houle’s “One of Us.” Finally, we’ve also
included an experimental piece by John Bresland, a “found”
video essay featuring actual clips from Peyton Place and haiku
from David Trinidad’s book Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera.
Bresland continues to be the leading figure in the video literature movement, offering workshops on the production of
such films and starting the original collection at TriQuarterly.
Now, Bresland has passed the torch, and Kristen Radtke manages the video submissions to TriQuarterly.