Three Literary Short Films by Richard Bailey

When: Thursday, May 19, 7:30 pm
Where: The Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210.
Admission: This is a free event.

Richard Bailey 1ONE OF THE ROUGH (17 min.)  A poetic road movie that presents a driving dream of color, doubt, philosophy, and wonder. The title is from a line in Whitman’s Song of Myself (“…an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos”). Like the persona in Whitman’s poem, the driver marvels about America in a way that is dreamy and intense.
Richard Bailey 2AN ERRAND OF HIP AND CHIN (10 min.) Casey is a young man who enjoys hooping and playing drums. Then one day a mysterious phone call sends him on an errand to take a message to the people. Borrowing loosely from the Book of Amos, the film is an adventure story that batches the prophetic imagination and the popular enthusiasm of hooping.
Richard Bailey 3A SPIRAL WAY (17 min.) Meet Leon Gordon Agee, a small town storyteller and songwriter. He weaves macabre and philosophical tales. He is especially fond of “lady of the lake” and “goddess of the forest” stories. And his adventures reveal currents of magical realism flowing secretly across the landscape of the American south.
Richard Bailey portraitRichard Bailey makes films with mythic emphasis, poetic language, and sharp humor.  His  films have shown in festivals across the U.S., including SXSW, Black Maria, Dallas Video Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and have recently shown in Europe at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland, Here Be Dragons: The International New Genre Festival, England, and Proyector International Video Art Festival, Spain. He has work forthcoming in the Journal of Short Film, a peer reviewed journal in DVD form. Find out more at

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