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UPDATE: EXTENDED TO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!!! Special appearance by Patricia Velasquez!

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UPDATE: EXTENDED TO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!!! Special appearance by Patricia Velasquez!

Due to popular demand and a positive response from film critics, two additional screenings for Guys Reading Poems have been added. Saturday, May 6th at 5:30 p.m. Arena Cinelounge – Sunset (6464 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles). Introduction by cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah. Sunday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m. Arena Cinelounge – Santa Monica (1526 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404). Introduction by the film’s star Patricia Velasquez. Book tickets NOW at: ArenaScreen.com And THANK YOU for turning out to support our...

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We open tonight!!!!!

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We open tonight!!!!!

We open tonight, Friday, April 28th at 8:55 p.m. at Arena Cinelounge Las Palmas (1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028). Book tickets NOW at: ArenaScreen.com....

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Thrive Tribe Foundation to sponsor ‘Guys Reading Poems’ screening on Wednesday, May 3rd!

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Thrive Tribe Foundation to sponsor ‘Guys Reading Poems’ screening on Wednesday, May 3rd!

We are so thrilled to announce that Thrive Tribe Foundation will be sponsoring our Wednesday, May 3rd screening of Guys Reading Poems at Arena Cinema Hollywood in celebration of the achievements of openly gay, openly HIV-positive actor Daniel Berilla and the emerging acceptance of poz actors. The screening takes place at 7:35 p.m. and you can reserve tickets at: arenascreen.com or check out the FB invite from Thrive Tribe here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1439264936095042/ The screening will take place during the one-week, special...

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Cross-Cut: Essay on Walt Whitman by Kyle Flak

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Cross-Cut: Essay on Walt Whitman by Kyle Flak

Essay on Walt Whitman by Kyle Flak Walt Whitman played “The Star Spangled Banner” on an Olympic white Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in Woodstock, New York on Monday morning, August 18th, 1969 and changed the world forever. Walt Whitman was known as “Charlie Hustle” and hit a record breaking 3,215 singles during his 23 year career as a Major League switch hitter before becoming “permanently banned from baseball” due to accusations that he had been gambling on his own team, The Cincinnati Reds. Walt...

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Guys Reading Poems opens theatrically April 28th!

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Guys Reading Poems opens theatrically April 28th!

Just in time for National Poetry Month, “Guys Reading Poems” will open theatrically for a special, one-week limited engagement at Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood on April 28th. Tickets will be available soon at: arenascreen.com. The mindbender film follows an avant-garde painter (Patricia Velasquez, “The Mummy,”) whose sanity dissipates when she’s abandoned by her handsome lothario husband (Alexander Dreymon, “The Last Kingdom”) for his stunningly beautiful mistress (Lydia Hearst, “South of Hell”). In a feature debut performance,...

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“Guys Reading Poems” to Screen at Rush Arts Gallery

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“Guys Reading Poems” to Screen at Rush Arts Gallery

As part of National Poetry Month, “Guys Reading Poems” will screen at Rush Arts Gallery (526 West 26th Street, Suite 311, New York, NY 10001) on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 p.m. On hand for the screening will be the gallery’s esteemed curator and poet Danny Simmons (producer, HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam”) along with West Hollywood poet laureate Steven Reigns, whose work is included in the film. Of the film, the gallery’s owner and curator Danny Simmons said, “As a poet and the creator of the Def Poetry...

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Recap: February Open Mic

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Recap: February Open Mic

We had a terrific time at our February open mic, when our theme for the month was, “In Tribute To….” Poets and readers gathered at Shaky Alibi at our regular first Thursday of the month, this time to dedicate a poem to their mothers, sisters, friends, lovers and even to our veterans. Among our special guests were Guys Reading Poems actors Jerod Meagher, Megan Sousa, Daniel Berilla and the film’s director Hunter Lee Hughes. To be part of the fun in March, when our theme is “Love/Heartbreak,” just text...

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“Guys Reading Poems” set to screen Feb. 19th at DC Independent Film Festival!

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“Guys Reading Poems” set to screen Feb. 19th at DC Independent Film Festival!

“Guys Reading Poems” will screen on Sunday, February 19th at 4:15 p.m. at DC Independent Film Festival in our nation’s capital. The screening will take place at the Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center. “We are so honored to be screening in our nation’s capital and at such a prestigious festival.  With three veterans working on our film, we’re also extremely honored to be screening at the Naval Heritage Center,” says the film’s director Hunter Lee Hughes, who will attend the festival,...

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Special Featured Poem – January – “Millennium” by Elena Secota

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Special Featured Poem – January – “Millennium” by Elena Secota

Dear Poets & Poetry Lovers, “Guys Reading Poems” is a film about a little boy who uses poetry to survive being locked in a box. We are now a movement empowering everyday people to escape their own “box” through poetry. On the first Thursday of every month, we provide a space for poets and non-poets alike to get together to read original or public domain poetry. And each month, we choose one poem as our “Special Featured Poem” and three others as “Featured Poems” and release them on our...

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Guys Reading Poems in competition at D.C. Independent Film Festival

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Guys Reading Poems in competition at D.C. Independent Film Festival

We are proud to announce that Guys Reading Poems is one of ten feature films in competition at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The festival runs February 15th through February 20th, with details on the screening date and time to be released soon. A full list of the features in competition is available on the festival’s website. “I’m incredibly proud that Guys Reading Poems has been accepted into such a terrific festival, and in our nation’s capital to boot. It’s a lifelong dream to return to Washington, D.C....

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