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