Season 8 Premiere: Dear Mr. President in NYC

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Led by Executive Producer Claire McGirr, this year Motionpoems has decided to tackle issues that affect everyone. The world premiere screening will take place on Feb. 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Tickets are sold out, but stay tuned for more screenings and online releases!

Pairing filmmakers & poets to make creative content, Season 8 features 12 short films that tackle racism, LGBTQIA+ rights, immigration, women’s rights, gun control, educational & social welfare, judicial system reform, climate change, and news/media/social platforms.

Our poets include Tiana Clark, Natalie Diaz, Eve L. Ewing, Peter LaBerge, Robin Coste Lewis, Susannah Nevison, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Nomi Stone.

Their poems were adapted to film by directors Daniel Daly, Kate Dolan, Mohammed Hammad, Anais LaRocca, Savanah Leaf, Monty Marsh, Jane Morledge, Ty Richardson, Ryan Simon, Tom Speers, Jovan Todorovic and Tash Tung.