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Heroic Couplets: GENDERBEND

Presented by Kindling Arts at OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville TN

May 22 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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OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209

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