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LA Premiere: Motionpoems Season 8, Dear Mr. President

  • Los Feliz Theater 1822 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90027 United States (map)

Led by Executive Producer Claire McGirr, Motionpoems Season 8 tackles global social and political issues that have been magnified by the current American Administration.

Pairing filmmakers & poets to make creative content, Season 8 features 12 short films that tackle racism, LGBTQIA+ rights, immigration, women's rights, gun control, educational & social welfare, judicial system reform, climate change, and news/media/social platforms.

So far this year Season 8 films have been screened at Cannes Film Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Hollywood Shorts, Playback Festival, Sydney Design Festival, the Hammer Museum LA, the V&A in London and have featured on Nowness, Afro Punk, Shots, Girls in Film, Moving Poems, Booth, Independent Shorts Awards, Director's Notes, Free the Bid, Vimeo, Boooooom, Little Black Book and Shoot Online. Upcoming international festival screenings include Raindance, Twin Cities Film Festival, Impugning Impunity: ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. 

The 12 filmmakers taking part in this series worked pro-bono throughout 2017 to bring these films to life. All proceeds raised by the ticketing of this event will go to them. Thank you for showing your support to their art, hard work and to our "Dear Mr. President" campaign.

Later Event: February 22
Lethal Theater Book Launch