Fundraiser for Festival of Words with film Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder
Saturday, April 13, 2013
7:00 p.m. poetry -- 8:00 p.m. movie
Cite des Arte, 109 Vine St. Lafayette, LA 70501
On Saturday, April 13, join us for a screening of the new film Ferlinghetti A Rebirth of Wonder. The evening will also include beat poetry performances and a silent auction to raise funds for the Festival of Words. It all takes place at Cité des Arts on Vine St. in Lafayette, LA.
The evening launches with beat poetry performances by local poet Jerry McGuire and other area poets.
At 8:00 p.m. begins the first run film Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder. In this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait that reveals Ferlinghetti's true role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. As poet, playwright, publisher, and activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti helped to spark the San Francisco literary renaissance of the 1950s and the subsequent “Beat” movement.
You can see a trailer at http://firstrunfeatures.com/trailers_ferlinghetti.html
The event will also include a silent auction that includes fine, handmade quilts by Le Coudre Points of Arnaudville and by Gwen Miller; art glass by Karen Bourque, paintings by William Turley; glass chimes by Jerilyn Lavergne and recycle art by Trish Ransom. Food will be available as well as drinks through Cité des Arts’ Station Cafe. Funds will go towards the annual Festival of Words, November 7--9, 2013 featuring Darrell Bourque, Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith and Naomi Shihab Nye.
Sponsored by the Festival of Words, Cane Fire Film Series, Cite des Arts, & Small-Time Cinema. Cité des Arts is located at 109 Vine St. in Lafayette.