Archive for June, 2012

In the 2010 film Poetry director Chang-dong Lee explores the importance of poetry as a tool to be used in dealing with the terrible things people face in their lives.  His protagonist, Mija, played by the deeply talented Jeong-hie Yun (who won many awards for this performance), registers for a poetry workshop at the local community arts center.  She soon learns that her grandson has been involved in horrible crime that has led to the suicide of a young girl, and that she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.  Focusing on beauty and truth while trying to compose her poem, Mija develops the strength to make choices she struggles with though the course of the film.  The painful path she chooses is eased by the words of poem.



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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will be screening three Poetry in Pictures Series films, Incantation, A Noiseless Patient Spider, and Imperfect Armor, as part of their summer Family Fun Program.  This year, the overall theme is “a family staycation,” so the focus is on places to visit or things to do in and around Memphis this summer.  One theme is Beale Street, and the films feature music and musicians.  Another highlights the great zoo in Memphis, and the films feature all kinds of wild animals.  The zoo day is when the museum will be screening Imperfect Armor.

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Last year the Family Fun Program’s average attendance was 375 people per day!

From the museum:
“Every Wednesday in June and July, come get wacky at the Brooks! Children of all ages and their adult friends can drop into our Open Artworks Studio and create a variety of projects using many different materials. They can also watch a multitude of films made just for kids. Museum admission and all activities are free, so the whole community can experience the creativity and inspiration of both the visual arts and film. Sponsored by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.”

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