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F.I.L.M. Series Presents Cinematic Adaptations of Poetry

Discussion with Director Bernard Dew to Follow

Contact Scott MacDonald
Posted October 28, 2013
Tags Ezra Pound FILM Series

The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will present a selection of cinematic adaptations of Erza Pound poems from filmmaker Bernard Dew, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building. The event includes the screening of the cinematic pieces as well as a discussion with the filmmaker and Hamilton English professor Steven Yao. It is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by the Hamilton College English and creative writing departments.

Dew is an emergency-room physician in Toronto who also has an aesthetic calling and artistic gift: he is a devotee of experimental poetry, Ezra Pound in particular, and is fascinated with avant-garde film, especially the work of Stan Brakhage. In recent years Dew has brought these fascinations together in a series of remarkable cinematic adaptations of selections from Pound’s epic “Cantos.”  Professor Yao will join with Dew to discuss Pound and present Dew’s films.

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