Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously

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“I want to be remembered as somebody who told good stories.” This documentary follows Neil Gaiman on his last book signing tour and chronicles his youth and successes as an author. Directed by Patrick Meaney, the film features interviews with the late Terry Pratchett, Lev Grossman, Michael Sheen, and others.

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Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

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“I thought, okay, a hundred pages, I’ll do the four seasons, twenty-five pages each section, that’s all I have to do.” Poet and novelist Jennifer Tseng, whose novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions, 2015), is longlisted for the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, reads a selection and talks about her writing inspiration and experience.

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Things I Carry Into the World

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“Once you can identify dehumanization, just breath can make a brick cage clumsy.” This short film for Motionpoems is an adaptation of Cynthia Manick's poem “Things I Carry Into the World” featuring four poets from Urban Word NYC: Esther Aloba, Nkosi Nkululeko, Makayla Posely, and Trace DePass.

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Silence

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Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel, Silence, which was translated from the Japanese by William Johnston, tells the story of two Jesuit missionaries in seventeenth-century Japan searching for their mentor. The film stars Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, and Liam Neeson.

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Craig Santos Perez

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“Guam is air-conditioned, Guam is updating its Facebook status, Guam is a punch line in Hollywood movie jokes...” Craig Santos Perez, a 2016 Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships honoree and recipient of the 2010 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award for poetry, reads from his award-winning collection, from unincorporated territory [guma'] (Omnidawn, 2014).

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