Incident on Grand River, 1967

Incident on Grand River, 1967. Poem by Cindy Hunter Morgan, film by Pete Johnston. Created for the 2020 MSU Filmetry Festival which I cofounded with Cindy Hunter Morgan. The festival invites filmmakers to adapt poetic works into cinema. The 2020 iteration took work from the anthology RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music (Michigan State University Press, 2020). Though the COVID-19 epidemic changed our plans for a premiere, we debuted the films online and hosted a live Q&A afterward.

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