Poetry: Movies

Engage with poetic rhythms and themes through sight, sound and sentiment available in film!

Kanopy image, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

A vivid story of life, loss and renewal through a series of eight dreams-from a young boy's dream of a wedding procession of fox spirits, through dreams of himself as an artist to dreams of a nuclear-poisoned future to a final dream of an old man at peace in a beautiful village.  Kanopy

cover image, Blinded by the Light

Javed writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown as a British teen of Pakistani descent. Once introduced to the music of 'the Boss,' Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics.  DVDBlu-ray

cover image, Early Women Filmmakers

Collection highlights often forgetting filmmakers and includes the 1937 short, Parabola, exploring the parabolic curve also called “nature’s poetry”. DVDBlu-ray    

cover image, Honeyland

Award-winning documentary exploring indigenous bee keeping traditions with Hatidze in the mountains of Macedonia.  DVD

cover image, In the Mood for Love

Director Wong Kar-wai’s poetic masterpiece of two neighbors navigating betrayal, love and honor.  DVDBlu-ray

Kanopy cover, Moccasins and Microphones

This documentary journeys with the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team as they prepare and present a theater production of their finest poems woven with traditional and contemporary song and dance. Kanopy

cover image, Moonlight

Based on the play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Chiron grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing struggles throughout his childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.  DVDBlu-ray

cover image, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The adventures of three escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi and their quest to recover buried loot before it is lost forever in a flood.  DVDBlu-ray

cover image, On the Come Up

Brianna Jackson is a sixteen-year-old gifted rapper who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm to lift her family and do right by the legacy of her father, a local hip-hop legend.  DVD

cover image, Paterson

Every day, bus driver Paterson adheres to a simple routine in contrast to his wife, Laura, whose world is ever changing.  DVDBlu-ray

Kanopy cover, Unfinished Sentences

Filmmaker Mariel Brown navigates her way through the loss of her father. She discovers that his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to herself.  Kanopy

cover image, Wings of Desire

A romantic fantasy set in modern Berlin about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love.  DVDBlu-ray