CANCELED – smARTfilms: Poetry in Motion – Window Horses
This event has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, smARTfilms: Poetry In Motion tips a hat to the poets who enrich and infuse our worlds with the rhythm, words, images, abstraction and depth of poems. Curated by Jesse Ziebart.
Matinee: 2:00 PM (Does not include facilitated discussion)
Evening: 7:30 PM
Featured Film – WINDOW HORSES: THE POETIC PERSIAN EPIPHANY OF ROSIE MING
NR | 89 mins | Dir. Anne Marie Fleming | 2016
This feature-length animated film centres around the story of Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran. Rosie lives in Vancouver with her over-protective Chinese grandparents, and has never been anywhere on her own. But once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all of whom tell her stories about her past, the Iranian father she had assumed abandoned her, and about the nature of poetry itself. This is a film about love, finding your own path, and learning how to forgive.