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Poetry as Cinema: Cinepoems | Jan 18th


On Thursday, January 18 at 5 pm, the English Language Library, GTO Atheneum, and El Carpincho will be hosting poet filmmaker Richard Kroehling reading from his new collection, The Cinema Inside, alongside Paul Smart reading a selection from his recent novel, Overlook: A Rock & Roll Fable. Kroehling, a multidisciplinary artist, film director, painter and poet, was a student of iconic Hollywood director lick Ray and avant-garde Austrian cinema artist Peter Kubelka. His works include feature films, mainstream television, non-fiction, video art, photography, and installation media art, and have been exhibited at film festivals, art museums and galleries around the world.

His poetry performance film AFTER: Bringing The Dead Back To Life won the World Peace Initiative Award at Cannes in 2022.

Smart is a former journalist whose recent novel, Overlook, has been dubbed, “a teeming Beatnik litany of all that is rent: acutely observed rust, grime, clutter, spoiled wood, lived-in car interiors, abandoned communities, broken people, and a studious taxonomy of states of defeat and intoxication. Page to page, Overlook combines pan-theological spiritual musing and a debased, journalistic grit not just in equal measure but in some kind of metaphysical equation.” He is currently finishing work on a feature film, Don Barry: A Quixotic Exploration.

In 2022, Kroehling and Smart published With Different Eyes: A Covid Waltz in Word & Image, which garnered rave reviews.

El Carpincho is located at Calle Pedro Lascurain de Retana 12, across from the University. This event is Free of charge: Please help us translate if you wish.

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