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Special Screenings by Defy Film Festival & Kindling Arts Festival
May 7 - May 8$15
OZ Arts Nashville Hosts Special Screenings by Defy Film Festival and Kindling Arts Festival: Local independent arts incubators Kindling Arts Festival and Defy Film Festival have teamed up for a unique cross-genre collaboration pairing 12 local poets with 13 local filmmakers to create visually stunning poetic adaptations. In this premiere screening event at OZ Arts, the dozen new short films will be screened for the first time — all new cinematic works based on individual poems, mostly written in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Powered by an all-star list of diverse Nashville-based poets and filmmakers, this hour-long collection of films explores a year that sparked a new appreciation for nature, a renewed surge for racial justice, a changing relationship between the individual self and the broader community, and universal feelings of love, loss, grief, and hope.
The list of participating artists includes poets Ciona Rouse, Meg Wade, Dan Hoy and Alora Young, working with filmmakers Drew Maynard, Sophia Gordon, Angell Foster and John Warren, among others. Tickets to the screenings are $15, and indoor capacity will be very limited.
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