Happenings

Happenings

Season 8 director of “Boy Saint” shortlisted for Cannes Lions

Motionpoems is delighted to announce that Season 8 director Tom Speers has been shortlisted for the Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for his film Boy Saint.

Boy Saint, adapted from the poem by Peter LaBerge, is part of the 12 film series Dear Mr. President and will be released later this year.

Shot in Ireland, this beautiful and captivating film discusses the nuances of sexuality and self-discovery during adolescence.

Congratulations and the very best of luck to Tom

SEASON 8 PREMIERE: DEAR MR. PRESIDENT AT BARGE HOUSE IN LONDON

Led by Executive Producer Claire McGirr, this year Motionpoems has decided to tackle issues that affect everyone. The Los Angeles premiere screening will take place on April 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Barge House in London.

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.

Regional Premiere Season 8: “Dear Mr. President” in Minneapolis!

Led by Executive Producer Claire McGirr, this year Motionpoems has decided to tackle issues that affect everyone. Our world premiere screening in NYC sold out in less than a week! Our Midwestern regional premiere will take place on April 13, 2018 with two screenings (5:30 and 7:30 pm) at the Pillsbury A-Mill in Minneapolis. Get your tickets here!

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

Season 8 Premiere: Dear Mr. President in NYC

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,

Motionpoems Screenings in 2017

Motionpoems Screenings in 2017:

Premiere of our first virtual reality train ride: Chaos on the Green Line (2 experiences, 600 people), MN
Premiere, IFP, MN (5 spoken word films)
Premiere, Poetry Foundation, Chicago (5 kids’ films)
AWP Conference booth, Washington, DC