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26 Ratings

Poetry in Motion

Directed by Ron Mann
Canada, 1982
Documentary, Anthology


Called the “Woodstock of Poetry” by American Film, and “Dazzling” by the Los Angeles Times, Poetry in Motion is an unprecedented anthology of twenty-four leading North American poets who sing, chant, anything but “read” their work.

Poetry in Motion Directed by Ron Mann

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  • Richard Tines's rating of the film Poetry in Motion

    With Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in 2016, the idea of literature as performance came to the forefront. The makers of this groovy lil film conspire, with the help of the artists, to form a series of set action poetry pieces, ranging from the kinetic to the highly eccentric, and quite often finds a happy medium between those two poles. Intwined with the poets waxing philosophical about the nature of poetry...magic,

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