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Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion (1982)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1982 Wide

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Director Ron Mann has put together readings by 24 different poets (after filming a total of 60 writers reciting their works), and then has poet and author Charles Bukowski verbalize "everyman's" criticisms of poetry: it is boring, irrelevant, self-indulgent, and does not make much sense. Then he counterpoints these statements with dynamic, entertaining, and inspiring works by poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Leroi Jones, Anne Waldeman, Helen Adams and 20 others. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Jul 23, 2002

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Separates the poetry pretenders from the real enthusiasts of the 80's poetry scene.

December 14, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Much of the film feels like a literate night at a karaoke bar

December 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Interesting for about 15 minutes (and not in a row)

July 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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