Four films about five world famous poets will be shown on successive Thursdays in the Schmidt Family Studio, the blackbox theatre inside the beautiful Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University campus at 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton. There is no cost to attend the screenings, each of which will be followed by a discussion led by local poets.
The four movies to be shown during the Poetry in Film Series are:
April 4 at 1 p.m.
Directed by Michael Radford, this 1994 Italian film tells the story of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who shares a love of poetry with his postman. The movie stars Phillippe Noieret as Neruda with actor/screenwriter Massimo Troisi as the postman.
April 11 at 7 p.m.
The true story of the romance between poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes is told in this 2003 British bio-drama directed by Christine Jeffs. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow stars as Plath with current 007 Daniel Craig appearing as Hughes.
April 18 at 1 p.m.
Tom and Viv
This 1994 film directed by Brian Gilbert tells the story of American poet T. S. Eliot and his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot. They were married in 1915 after a brief courtship, and separated in 1933 though they never divorced. The film stars Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson (Academy Award nominee for Best Actress) and Rosemary Harris (Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress).
April 25 at 7 p.m.
This 1987 American film is a semi-autobiography of poet/author Charles Bukowski during the time he spent drinking heavily in Los Angeles. The screenplay by Bukowski was commissioned by the French film director Barbet Schroeder , and the movie features powerful performances by Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway, with Butkowski himself making a silent cameo appearance.
Attendees should enter the campus on Military Trail and turn right to reach the theatre. Parking is free. Please be prompt.
About the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University:
The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn’s campus in the heart of Boca Raton, is easily accessible by both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. The Wold Center features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby, and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events. With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center is home to numerous concerts and events, including live theatrical performances by the theatre arts program and professional LIVE AT LYNN Theatre Series and the LIVE AT LYNN American Songbook Series, as well as concerts by the Lynn Conservatory of Music.
About the Palm Beach Poetry Festival 2014:
The 10th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held January 20-25, 2014 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The Festival will once again feature about a dozen top poets at numerous ticketed public events, including readings, talks and a lively panel discussion. In addition, workshop participants will read at several late-night open mics, free to the public. Tickets will go on sale to the public later this year through the festival website and at the Crest Theatre Box Office at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the Windler Group of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office; the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County , the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council and the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County; The Palm Beach Post; WPBI-FM Classical South Florida; and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.
Last year, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival received the prestigious Muse Award for Outstanding Arts & Cultural Organization (budget under $500,000) from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. In 2010, the Festival received an Arts Challenge Grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For more information about the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, please visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:
Dr. Blaise Allen