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Heroic Couplets: GENDERBEND

Presented by Kindling Arts at OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville TN

May 14 2022
Heroic Couplets: GENDERBEND

8 Poetry into Film Collaborations by Nashville Artists

Independent arts incubators Kindling Arts and Defy Film Festival unite once again for a second installment of Heroic Couplets: Poetry into Film Collaborations. This year’s theme, GENDERBEND, is being explored by 8 pairs of local artists (one poet + one filmmaker) who together create a cinematic adaptation of a poetic work. All artists participating on the line-up are female-identifying and/or LGBTQIA+, and many of the poetic works explore deeply personal topics of gender identity, fitting into societal norms, and complicated family dynamics from a uniquely queer perspective.

The premiere screenings at OZ Arts will include all 8 short films, plus a chance to hear from some of the collaborating teams after each screening, moderated by Defy’s Dycee Wildman. The participating artists are:

Simba Alik x Nichole Marie Lim*
Rachel Ebio x Chalet Comellas-Baker*
Kashif Andrew Graham x Jose Luis Benavides**
Theo Hall x Tiffany Abreu**
CJ Holiday x Samantha Szwaglis**
Nora Masters x Abbey Johnson*
Taria Person x Chanel Braswell*
Amie Whittemore x Brynn Abner**

*Notes artists speaking after the screening on Saturday, May 14th at 8PM.
**Notes artists speaking after the screening on Sunday, May 22nd at 5PM.

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$10/Online or At Door

Contact: (617) 356-2664


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Additional time info:

Artists will speak after screening.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209

Health Check Update

The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend this event.: No