The Genius of the Crowd

The Genius of the Crowd
Runtime: 02:35

This short experimental project uses only footage taken from nightclub promotional videos and advertisements together with audio of Charles Bukowski reading his poetry piece “The Genius of the Crowd” and an edited version of Franz Liszt’s Liebesträume

Published by ava

Director Ava Lowrey is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Since 2005, Ava has been using multimedia to connect with a larger audience and as a means of social activism. As creator of PeaceTakesCourage, millions have viewed Ava’s work and she has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Mother Jones Magazine, and more. As a director Ava has completed multiple short documentaries and screened at festivals across the country. A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Ava’s films often focus on her southern roots, sharing untold stories centered in the American south.