Cinepoetry: ‘THE GRAIN ELEVATORS’ @ The 7th Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival – APRIL 9, 2013 @ 9:00pm

Certain-Openness-LogoComing soon (April 9th, 2013 @ 9:00pm) to a theatre near you: THE GRAIN ELEVATORS.

Films created through A Certain Openness: the filming of poetry will be screened at this year’s 7th Annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival in April 2013.

The screening is scheduled to take place at the Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS) on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 9:00pm. Tickets are $5 (AFCOOP members) or $7 (non-AFCOOP members).

Through a joint Atlantic Filmmakers’ Coop and Writers’ Federation of NS  project, poets were matched up with filmmakers to produce collaborative cinepoems. A Certain Openness: the filming of poetry, is a collaborative film-making project designed to foster relationships between Nova Scotia’s film-making and writing communities.

Five poets were paired with five filmmakers to collaborate and create filmed interpretations of existing poetry. The result is five short films that showcase Nova Scotia’s talented filmmakers and writers. 

Poets involved in the project include Sue Goyette, Robin Metcalfe, Matt Robinson, Dan Walsh, and Ardath Whynacht. The participating filmmakers are Ruby Boutilier, Walter Forsyth, Jim MacSwain, Lisa Morse, and Megan Wennberg.

Over the past few months, in conjunction with a host of other folks, Matt Robinson and Megan Wennberg collaborated to produce a short film based on THE GRAIN ELEVATORS. Shot on location here in Halifax, NS, on good old-fashioned film stock, the newly created cinepoem is in post-production as of now.

This year’s festival runs April 6th & 9th-13th, 2013.


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