Why did you cry when you read that poem

Chicago, IL | 2017 | 13 | expanded cinema performance
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Feature in Competition: vulture
Screening Room - Michigan Theater Sun, Mar 31, 2019 1:00 PM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fulla Abdul-Jabbar

Description

Why did you cry when you read that poem explores the rigidity of structure and the quality of form that moves us. Part of a series of PowerPoint poems which re-present the medium as inherently personal and expressive, this performance is interested in how, when you exert unfamiliar pressure on a structure, its irrationality reveals itself. Once we move the lines of structure – whether in poetry, the body, the voice, or PowerPoint – they move us, in return (sometimes, to tears).