Holy Line-Broken Flick Fest!!!
ABC Libraries and Friends for the Public Library in association with the Guild Cinema are pleased to sponsor
1st Annual Poets and Writers Film Festival
April 13-15 at the Guild Cinema
ALBUQUERQUE, NM- In honor of National Poetry Month, ABC Libraries is joining with ABQ Slams, Local Poets Guild, Friends for the Public Library and the Guild Cinema in a Film Festival about poets/writers to celebrate writing. With tickets priced at just $7 per person, the Festival will give patrons an opportunity to see films they may have missed earlier, or to re-enjoy their favorite.
Friday, April 13 – 7 p.m.
Slam Planet: The War of the Words – a film that follows the progress of two rival poetry teams as the battle to make it to the national championship competition of slam poetry. Two time Albuquerque slam champion Danny Solis will introduce the film and share a poem.
Friday, April 13, 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, 9:30 p.m.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – this whirlwind of a film is a drug-laden story featuring Johnny Depp as a journalist and Benecio Del Toro as his lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, in this adaptation of a book by Hunter S. Thompson. On Friday, this cult film, which has an amazing cast playing offbeat parts, will be introduced by 2011 Albuquerque City Champion Olivia Gatwood, who will also share a poem. On Saturday, City Slam Champion and member of the 2005 National Poetry Slam winning Albuquerque team, Hakim Bellamy, will share a poem as he introduces the film.
Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m.
1 of Hearts: Ecstatic Poets-Writers-Saints – This new art documentary features the writings and poetic commentary on the world’s great sacred poet writers, from the Buddha to contemporary times. The central poet-saint is the beloved Hafiz, who is arguable one of the most read poets from the mystical order of Sufism. Local NEA award-winning poet Yasmeen Najmi will share a poem before the film opens.
Saturday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, 7 p.m.
An Angel at My Table – Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings this harrowing true-life story of New Zealand’s most distinguished author, Janet Frame, to the big screen. From a poverty-stricken childhood to misdiagnosis of schizophphrenia and electroshock therapy, and finally to international literary fame, Frame’s extraordinary story will captivate the audience. To be introduced by prolific local writer and poet Lisa Gill !
Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, 3:30 p.m.
Barton Fink – This darkly comic film from Ethan and Joel Coen gleefully attacks the Hollywood system and all those who seek to sell out to it. With John Turturro in the title role, the portrayal of the tortured writer who takes a job he feels is beneath him, then winds up in a fleabag hotel room afflicted with writer’s block, is a great combination of social commentary and hilarious farce. To be introduced by local writer and television host Gene Grant!
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