LILIES 🌾 

Set during the (first) COVID lockdowns, “Lilies” is an experimental short film featuring poetry by Joni Renee Whitworth with images and sound by Hannah Piper Burns, two Portland-based queer femme multi-hyphenate artists. In this love story, the personal and political collide and comingle, exploring birth, becoming, class, femme health, and gay sufficiency against a backdrop of farm simulator games, archival agricultural footage, b-roll, domestic scenes, and psychedelic abstraction. ​

Written and performed by Joni Renee Whitworth

Video and sound by Hannah Piper Burns

2021

THE RHYTHM AND MEANING OF "LILIES"

Fertile Ground 2021: Poet Joni Whitworth and filmmaker Hannah Piper Burns find the mythic

amid the reality of Covid-19 

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"LILIES" RISING

How poet Joni Renee Whitworth transformed the pandemic experience into an award-winning

experimental short film

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