THE TRIP is a road trip movie through the majestic, rough-hewn landscape separating Texas towns Marfa and Alpine with acclaimed poet Eileen Myles as your guide. Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s spoken score of Robert Frank’s 1958 poetic classic Pull My Daisy, Myles talks
dailiness and political realities with puppet interlocutors Oscar, Bedilia, Montgomery, Casper, and Crocky.
Written and Directed by Eileen Myles
Produced, Shot, and Edited by David Fenster
Music by Mark So
Made With Support From the Poetry Foundation and CineMarfa
Shot on Super 8mm Film
Eileen Myles is a member of the WGA and recently adapted their novel, Chelsea Girls, into a screenplay.They have published more than twenty volumes of poetry fiction and nonfiction including Not Me (1991), Cool for You (2000), The Importance of Being Iceland: travel essays in art (2009), Inferno (a poet’s novel) (2010), Afterglow (a dog memoir) (2017), and evolution (2018).