POETRY FILMS

Experience this unique cinematic poetry series presented in one continuous single shot and featuring riveting spoken word artists.

SHORT | SPOKEN WORD

Renowned spoken word poet Mia X, unfurls a powerhouse performance in this cinematic rendition of her poem “Blue Floozy”. The film is presented in one continuous single shot and features a heart wrenching original musical score by composer Boris Ivanov. (4K) [English & Portuguese Subtitles Available]

SHORT | SPOKEN WORD

Spoken-word poet, Jesslyn Blue yearns for connection beyond artifice in this intimate cinematic rendition of her poem "Get it Right" about broken love directed by Yuri Alves. The film is presented in one continuous single shot and features an understated original score by composer Boris Ivanov. (4K) [English Subtitles Available]


ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Yuri Alves is a Newark-raised filmmaker who has written and directed films, primetime television programs and commercial projects in the U.S. and Europe. His most renowned short films include, “Broken Clouds” and “Exit Road”: each having earned acclaim and recognition with festivals and audiences worldwide. Alves directed two primetime dramatic series, which premiered on Portugal’s RTP Television: “Tempo Final” (2010) and “Filha da Lei” (2017), both to critical acclaim. Alves recently completed a series of short films produced in Newark, “Echoes of Fado”, “On the Cusp” and “Grind” which have gone on to earn multiple awards in festivals worldwide. Alves is in post-production on his first feature length documentary, “Paint the Rust.”

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Photo Courtesy of DreamPlay Media.

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