Ron Mann’s groundbreaking 1982 film, Poetry In Motion, (we have featured, in the past, snippets, including Allen’s enthusiastic “Capitol Air” performance) is now available, in its entirety, on the incomparable UbuWeb.
From their informative notes:
“It was re-released in 1994 in an innovative format on CD-Rom..and, in 2002, as a DVD. Poetry In Motion 25 was also made available (“a one-hour television special featuring outtakes from Poetry In Motion with many of the artists featured in the original film”, (different poems, different settings), “plus a bunch of new faces (including Peter Orlovsky, Alice Notley, Jerome Rothenberg, Philip Whalen and others – original participants included Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Amiri Baraka, Ed Sanders, Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, Helen Adam)”).
Director, Ron Mann is interviewed about the film by Daniel Nester here, a couple of years back, on the web-site for The Poetry Foundation.
Our earlier (2011) posting about the film can be accessed here