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Film Screening: Guys Reading Poems
October 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10
Join us for the screening of ‘Guys Reading Poems’ with a discussion by writer/director/producer Hunter Lee Hughes.
Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance (see eventbrite link).
‘Guys Reading Poems’ is a film about “A resourceful boy who creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment”.
Hunter Lee Hughes created “Guys Reading Poems” after immersing himself in poetry books left to him by his late grandmother Kathleen. He committed to write and direct Guys Reading Poems with the hope of effectively combining visual poetry with narrative storytelling in a feature film.
This inventive neo-noir mindbender film integrates visual poetry with traditional narrative filmmaking. Shot in black-and-white in large part on the new Red Epic monochrome camera and toured ten international film festivals, winning four awards, including the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature/Drama at the Woods Hole Film Festival, the Creativity in Drama award at Breckenridge Film Festival, Best of Fest at the South Texas Underground Film Festival and Best LGBT Project at Action on Film. Ran for a week-long theatrical engagement at Arena Cinelounge, prompting a review from The Los Angeles Blade describing the film as, “essential viewing.”