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Guys Reading Poems saddles up for Texas premiere at South Texas Underground Film Festival

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Guys Reading Poems saddles up for Texas premiere at South Texas Underground Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that “Guys Reading Poems” will have its Texas premiere at the 5th annual South Texas Underground Film Festival. The film will be screening on Saturday, November 12th at 3 p.m. at the White Library at Del Mar College, East Campus (101 Baldwin Boulevard). Director Hunter Lee Hughes will be in attendance at the screening, along with poet Steven Reigns and co-producer Sammy Kusler. Of the film’s official selection at the festival, Hughes says, “Texas is my home state and we couldn’t...

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Guys Reading Poems wins “Creativity in Drama” award at Breckenridge Film Festival

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Guys Reading Poems wins “Creativity in Drama” award at Breckenridge Film Festival

For the second time in as many festivals, “Guys Reading Poems” has walked away with an award. This time, the neo-noir poetry feature film won the “Creativity in Drama” award from the 36th annual Breckenridge Film Festival. Director Hunter Lee Hughes was on hand on Saturday night to pick up the award (cheered on by actor Rex Lee). Just a few weeks ago, the film won the Audience Award for Best Feature (Drama) at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival. It world premiered in April, 2016 at the 21st annual Palm Beach...

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Guys Reading Poems Snags Audience Award at Woods Hole Film Festival

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Guys Reading Poems Snags Audience Award at Woods Hole Film Festival

We’re honored to announce that Guys Reading Poems has been chosen for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film (Drama) at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival. Director Hunter Lee Hughes was on hand in Cape Cod to pick up the award and said, “After working our asses off for three years to make this film, it’s so gratifying to know that the Woods Hole Film Festival audience liked our film enough to give us an award. Our whole team is so grateful for the acknowledgement and for audiences giving us a chance to tell our...

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Guys Reading Poems Secures Rocky Mountain Premiere at Breckenridge Film Festival

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Guys Reading Poems Secures Rocky Mountain Premiere at Breckenridge Film Festival

Continuing its tour around the country, Guys Reading Poems will screen at the Breckenridge Film Festival on Friday, September 16th at 3 p.m. The appearance at Breckenridge Film Festival, established in 1981, marks the fifth in its festival run and its first in the Rocky Mountain region. Director Hunter Lee Hughes will attend the festival in person and participate in a talkback with the audience after the screening. Of its inclusion in the festival, Mr. Hughes says, “I’ve heard so many amazing things about Breckenridge and its...

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Guys Reading Poems Nabs New England Premiere at Woods Hole Film Festival

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Guys Reading Poems Nabs New England Premiere at Woods Hole Film Festival

Guys Reading Poems will screen in competition at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival on Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Falmouth Academy. The festival is known for highlighting films with top-notch cinematography. Woods Hole Film Festival will be the New England premiere of Guys Reading Poems, after world premiering at Palm Beach International, with screenings at Dances With Films in Los Angeles and as a Centerpiece Selection at qFLIX Philadelphia. The screening will mark the first time Guys Reading Poems has screened in...

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Guys Reading Poems Receives Centerpiece Selection Slot at qFLIX Philadelphia

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Guys Reading Poems Receives Centerpiece Selection Slot at qFLIX Philadelphia

Guys Reading Poems has been chosen as a Centerpiece Selection at qFLIX Philadelphia and will screen Thursday, July 7th at 7:15 p.m. at the Prince Theater. Director Hunter Lee Hughes will attend the screening in person, along with actors Gopal Divan, Daniel Berilla and John Physioc and co-producer Sammy Kusler. The screening will be the film’s Mid-Atlantic regional premiere after its world premiere at the 21st annual Palm Beach International Film Festival and West Coast premiere at the 19th annual Dances With Films festival in Los...

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Cross Cut: My Nuclear Summer with Sara Teasdale

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Cross Cut: My Nuclear Summer with Sara Teasdale

By: Collin Kelley I discovered the poet Sara Teasdale on August 4, 2026 after the nuclear war had devastated Earth and most of its people had fled to Mars. That’s not true of course. It was actually the summer of 1979. I was 10 and enthralled by the science fiction writing of Ray Bradbury. I was almost finished with The Martian Chronicles, his 1950 collection of connected stories about man’s attempt to colonize Mars. In one of the final chapters, a futuristic, computer-run house goes on with its daily routine of preparing breakfast,...

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Last Call

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Last Call

The following is a short poem that pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre.   LAST CALL By Hunter Lee Hughes   You were the smile we almost pursued, an energetic, infectious laugh encased in a body that knew how to dance.   You were the adventure we met online, a friendly emoticon turned fellow sojourner of the night.   You were the mother we trusted, a vivacious embodiment of family driven to celebrate all in her tribe.   You were the love of our lives, not quite expressed.   All...

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Guys Reading Poems Scores West Coast Premiere at Dances With Films

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Guys Reading Poems Scores West Coast Premiere at Dances With Films

The 19th annual edition of DANCES WITH FILMS will host the West Coast premiere of Guys Reading Poems, a black-and-white mindbender feature film that uses poetry as a framing device. Of the festival’s acceptance of the film, director Hunter Lee Hughes says, “We’re so grateful to be an official selection at DANCES WITH FILMS. Their ‘defiantly independent’ ethos perfectly gels with a mindbender film that incorporates poetry as cinematic puzzle pieces. We can’t wait to share our work with the audiences...

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