Posts Tagged "poetry"


More than 40 people gathered at the Shaky Alibi coffee house last Thursday for the inaugural GUYS READING POEMS open mic poetry night. The event was sparked by the feature film of the same title and director Hunter Lee Hughes was on hand to explain why it’s important for the film to evolve into a movement that can serve the needs of everyday people to express themselves through poetry. Seventeen readers performed throughout the...

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Neo-noir poetry drama “Guys Reading Poems” will debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival this April during National Poetry Month. The innovative feature film uses poetry as a framing device to tell the story of a creative but troubled family living in a downtown Los Angeles artist’s loft. It was shot in black-and-white, largely using the brand new Red Epic Monochrome camera. The story follows an all-male literary...

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Meet Justin Schwan as ‘The Survivor.’ Of his experience working on the film, Mr. Schwan says he learned, “Don’t concern yourself with being better than those around you.  Always strive to be better than the former you.” Director Hunter Lee Hughes says of Mr. Schwan, “Justin’s a bit of a paradox. In life, he draws people in with his gregarious charm and impeccable sense of style but on screen,...

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