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MOTIONPOEMS FILM FESTIVAL

MOTIONPOEMS FILM FESTIVAL at Wealthy Theatre, Friday, October 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. Screening begins at 7:30. Short films of poems followed by a panel discussion with MOTIONPOEMS Executive Director Todd Boss. Time for audience questions. Tickets for 5$ available at the Wealthy Theatre Box Office or by phone or online.
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Grand Rapids Poet Laureate L. S. Klatt welcomes MOTIONPOEMS and its Executive Director Todd Boss to the Wealthy Theatre. The mission of the Minneapolis-based arts organization is to render contemporary poetry into cinematic shorts. MOTIONPOEMS not only encourages collaboration between poets and filmmakers, it also seeks to introduce poetry to a wider audience.
A panel discussion immediately following the screening will explore the artistic choices in both the poems and the films, the synergies sparked, and the challenges involved in creative partnerships.
Panelists include poet and founder of MOTIONPOEMS Todd Boss, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate L. S. Klatt, filmmaker Geert Heetebrij, film scholars Carl Plantinga and Toni Perrine. Audiences will be invited to ask their own questions following the panel discussion.
The poems featured in the festival have been nationally recognized, appearing in The Best American Poetry series, The Believer, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and in volumes published by Graywolf Press, Copper Canyon Press, Milkweed Editions, Wave Books, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

MOTIONPOEMS FILM FESTIVAL