As Smart As They Are: The Author ProjectJoe 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.
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).