Thursday, April 5, 2007

A plug for the film FIGHTING WORDS.

It isn't often that Los Angeles poets are preserved on film (one recent example is DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA, which included, among others, Ellyn Maybe--one of the nicest--and most talented--poets in the local community), but the new slam poetry/romance drama FIGHTING WORDS (opening Friday, April 6th at the Mann Beverly Center) gives audiences not accustomed to the scene a chance to see a few local poets in its cast.

An excerpt from an e-mail by Long Beach poetry legend G. Murray Thomas-

"Fighting Words" [is] opening this weekend at the Mann's Theater at
the Beverly Center. "Fighting Words" is a poetry movie which is
neither a documentary or a biopic. Rather, it is a love story told
about poets. In the process, it incorporates poetry and performances
by many SoCal poets, including Jerry Quickley, Charles Harper Webb,
Charles Ellik, Rives, Doug Knott, Mona Jean, and, yes,
myself. "Fighting Words" will be playing for the entire week of April
6 - 13; check the theater for actual showtimes. Paul Edwards and some
of the poets will be there Friday, April 6, for the 7 pm show [and the Saturday, April 7th 7 pm show as well]

An excerpt from an announcement by poet Rafael Alvarado-

Listen to writer/director E. Paul Edwards and poets

Rafael Alvarado
Doug Knott
Mona Jean Cedar

on the C. Thomas Howell show on KLSX 97.1 now podcast



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