Keyword: poetry

Adult World

Adult World (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 02/13/2014
Amy is a naïve, awkward aspiring poet in a post-grad existence that is going nowhere. Living with her parents in a bland upstate New York town, certain of her yet-to-be-acknowledged literary greatness and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by diva transvestite Rubio and adorable local boy Alex. Amy...
Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
This is the tale of the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 03/30/1999
Bianca Stratford is pretty and popular, but her strict family won't allow her to date until her older sister does: the problem is that sister Kat is an outsider who tries to alienate any guy who might be interested in her. So Bianca's would-be boyfriend bribes fellow outsider Patrick to ask out Kat, thinking that this sullen young man with a mysterious past might tempt Kat to rise to the challenge...
Beowulf

Beowulf (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/15/2007
In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf.
Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
Grappling with writer's block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary. Hoping to find inspiration on Mary's sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more - a tempestuous relationship with Mary's bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares, that rocks the staid writer to her foundation...
Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/15/2013
It's 1944, and future Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg is studying at Columbia University. He falls for fellow classmate Lucien Carr and strikes up friendships with writers William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and with a mysterious outsider named David Krammerer. But when Krammerer turns up dead, Kerouac, Burroughs and Carr are all arrested as suspects in his murder and the lives of these young men...
Tar

Tar (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014

The Muse (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 72 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Follows the soul-searching journey of a young poet with writer's block.
Iris

Iris (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 12/13/2001
Iris Murdoch, Professor of Philosophy and celebrated author and her husband, Professor of Literature John Bayley, are guests-of-honour at a banquet at Somerville College. Iris Murdoch gives a brilliantly witty speech and finishes with an Irish folk song, "The Lark in the Clear Air". As she begins to sing, John Bayley's thoughts wander back to the evening when Iris was first introduced to him at a...
Girl Rising

Girl Rising (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/06/2013
The stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries are written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
Dir: Richard Robbins
With: N/A

Arise (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
This film captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth. It weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth.
Dir: Candice Orlando
With: N/A
Bright Star

Bright Star (2009)

Rated: PG Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 09/17/2009
London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds, he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. It was the illness of Keats younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny's efforts to help and agreed to teach...
Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/05/2013
Raimund Gregorius is a gifted but dull 57-year-old high school classical languages teacher in Switzerland. After a chance meeting with a beautiful Portuguese woman, he discovers the work of a Portuguese poet and doctor, Amadeu de Prado, and boards a train for Lisbon, determined to uncover more of his work.

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Dedh Ishqiya

Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 01/09/2014
The Begum of Mahmudabad is hosting a festival of poetry and music in her mansion. The country's best poets are in town. Khalujan, posing as the Nawaab of Chandpur, is participating as a poet in the festival, hoping to impress the widowed Begum who, rumored to be looking for a new husband. Babban arrives in Mahmudabad to take Khalujan back to their old life, but his plans change the moment he sets...
Edge of Love

The Edge of Love (2009)

Rated: None Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 03/12/2009
The complex relationship between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin, childhood friend Vera Phillips and her eventual husband William Killick.
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 02/07/2013
This portrait of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, activist and co-founder of the City Lights Bookstore, focuses on his pivotal role in creating the Beat movement and many literary careers. Interviews with Ferlinghetti, which took place over the course of a decade, include discussions on topics including the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch: and Jack...

Set Fire to the Stars (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013

Leopardi (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/15/2014
Fighting Words

Fighting Words (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 04/05/2007
In underground clubs around the country is an undiscovered phenomenon called Slam Poetry where gifted poets fresh off the street go to war with each other through words. One night during one of these rants a gifted poet, Jake Thompson is discovered by an attractive publisher, Marni Elliot looking for new poets. But when their relationship falls apart Jake chases the dream in dark, seedy night...

First Cousin Once Removed (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 78 minutes Release date: 09/12/2013
A portrait of poet and translator Edwin Honig that focuses on his loss of memory, language and his past due to Alzheimer's disease.
Dir: Alan Berliner
With: N/A
Blue Car

Blue Car (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/01/2003
Eighteen year-old Meg has been set adrift ever since her father left their family, driving away in a blue car. Now in her final year of high school, Meg has finally found a life-line: Her poetry teacher, Mr. Auster, a man who exposes her raw talent, drives her to succeed and introduces her to the wonders of her imagination. At home, Meg must balance her defiant anger at her over-worked...

The Happy Prince (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/11/2014
Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years, filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her...