Cosmic Memory 1


Poem by Cindy Hunter Morgan. Film by Pete Johnston. Created for the first MSU Filmetry Festival, which Cindy and I co-founded. The Filmetry Festival connects filmmakers with poets to adapt poetic work into cinema. Cindy came to me with the idea to connect local poets with student filmmakers; often our students make great films but they have trouble finding inspiration to start. We found that poetry allows for such broad interpretation and translation that it could really motivate our young filmmakers into creating exciting work. We decided we should be involved as well to have some skin in the game. Cindy’s evocative poem gave me a perfect canvas to craft imagery and sound.

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