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Motionpoems Season 9 Premiere


May 10, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States

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Please join us for the launch of Motionpoems’ highly-anticipated ninth season at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in the Pillsbury Theater, featuring the work of award-winning emerging poets and an international group of filmmakers in this world premiere public screening. This is a FREE event and open to the public, but you must reserve your ticket.

Season 9 poets: Dom Bury, Lyrik Courtney, D. Gilson, Jackson Holbert, Rachel Inez Marshall, Meghann Plunkett, C. Russell Price, Analicia Sotelo, Brian Spears, and Emily Jungmin Yoon; and Season 9 filmmakers: Maeyen Bassey, Richelle Chen, Fergal Costello, Sean Donnelly, Kenneth Kegley, Kristian Mercado, Ged Murray, Malin Sandberg, Zanete Skarule, Helmie Stil, and Najeeb Tarazi.

Please join us for a night of poetry, film, and conversation! Also find out more details about our first ever HOTHOUSE 48-hour film challenge with poets Donte Collins, Heid E. Erdrich, April Gibson, and Hieu Minh Nguyen, and filmmakers: D.A. Bullock, Free Black Dirt (Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus-Nasah), Ryan Stopera, and Xialou Wang.

Select one of two screening times and take in a panel conversation before or after:

6:30 p.m. Motionpoems season 9 screening
7:30 p.m. Poet and filmmaker panel discussion
8:00 p.m. Motionpoems season 9 screening

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. A separate ticket is required to attend each screening as well as the panel conversation. Reserve tickets online (link provided), or call 612.870.3000.

Please reserve a ticket to save your seat, then feel free to join us for an after party at Black Sheep Pizza on Nicollet Avenue. More announcements at the event!

Motionpoems is a small, Minneapolis-based nonprofit arts organization with a vast reach. Founded in 2008, they have produced over 120 poetry films with filmmakers, cast, and crew from all over the world. Partnering with top-quality for-profit and nonprofit publishers, film companies, and literary organizations, Motionpoems is dedicated to creating opportunities for artists to collaborate in innovative, hybrid ways. For more information, visit www.motionpoems.org.


6:30 PM
First Screening of Season 9 Films
7:30 PM
Poet & Filmmaker Panel Discussion
8:00 PM
Second Screening of Season 9 Films
9:00 PM
Afterparty at Black Sheep Pizza