Oz Arts May 7 - 8th

C. Sinclaire Brown, Drew Maynard, Dan Hoy, Sophia Gordon, Robyn Leigh Lear, Nichole Lim & Natalie Ruffino Wilson,Cameron Mitchell, Montez Mickles, Joshua Moore, Samantha Szwaglis, Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, John Warren, Ciona Rouse, Luke Harvey, John Shakespear, Caleb Dirks, Frank “Frizzy” Sykes, Chris Durai, Meg Wade, Haven Nutt, Alora Young, Angell Foster

12 Poetry into Film Collaborations

Friday, May 7th at 8PM

Saturday, May 8th at 2PM, 5PM, and 8PM

Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/3522...

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.

Featuring Poet x Filmmaker collaborations from:

Elise Anderson x Katie McCall

C. Sinclaire Brown x Drew Maynard

Dan Hoy x Sophia Gordon

Robyn Leigh Lear x Nichole Lim & Natalie Ruffino Wilson

Cameron Mitchell x Montez Mickles

Joshua Moore x Samantha Szwaglis

Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay x John Warren

Ciona Rouse x Luke Harvey

John Shakespear x Caleb Dirks

Frank “Frizzy” Sykes x Chris Durai

Meg Wade x Haven Nutt

Alora Young x Angell Foster