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


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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