Film-related events at Ledbury Poetry Festival 29 June - 8 July
Starting a week today, Ledbury Poetry Festival connects with film in some unusual and stimulating ways with the following events:
Sunday 1 July 7.45pm Market Theatre
The Debris Field: Salvaging the Titanic
Live poetry, a musical score and original film come together for this evocative event.
Wednesday 4 July 8.30pm Market Theatre
Film screening: Poetry (12A)
Critically acclaimed, this is a poignant yet unsentimental tale of a sad and lonely woman who stumbles upon a poetry class. Yoon Jeong-hee gives a remarkable central
performance in a film that raises questions about life and, like all great poems, engages on many levels.
Sponsored by Ledbury Film Club
Friday 6 July 7.30pm Market Theatre
Film Poems and Discussion with Damian Gorman
Damian Gorman believes that poetry is an oral tradition and refuses to publish his poems in book form. Instead he performs live and creates poems for stage and screen, for which he has won a BAFTA. He is travelling to the Festival from Ireland and so this is a rare chance to hear a poet highly recommended by Bloodaxe Books publisher and editor Neil Astley, who described the two films we are showing as ‘extraordinarily effective masterpieces of great integrity’. He is currently working with Hugh Pasovic, the great Bosnian film director.
Plus much more including Owen Sheers on the opening night of the festival.
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