Da Benshi Code

take back cinema!

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Saturday, January 27 at 8 pm- Free

Episode 2: Benshi Driver

Performances by

giovanni singleton


Writer/editor/teacher giovanni singleton a native of Richmond, VA, received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Poetics from The New College of California (San Francisco). In 1999, she founded nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts. She has received fellowships from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop and the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Writers Workshop, and Cave Canem. singleton is a recipient of the 1999 New Langton Bay Area Award Show for Literature. From 1997-2002, she served as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Press Traffic, a literary arts center in San Francisco.

David Larsen

"Paris of Troy"

David Larsen lives in San Francisco. In 2005 his long record of self-publishing was broken with the appearance of The Thorn from Faux Press (Cambridge, MA). His future plans are shrouded in mist and shadow.

David Larsen
Linoleum block print by David Larsen

Writing their own scripts, Benshi often interpreted silent era films to fulfill their own desires. Film was found footage; narration was subversive; the movie an elaborate backdrop. Da Benshi Code will bring together writers, musicians, artists, and actors who, like their 20’s counterparts, will take back cinema!

Amar Ravva & Harold Abramowitz

Go to for video from Episode 1: My Dog Benshi.