Peekskill Film Festival Theme: Film
Founded in 2015, the Peekskill Film Festival (PFF) screens a first-rate mix of features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and student work. In addition to screening the best and brightest in indie film, the PFF hosts workshops with Emmy-Award winning artists and filmmakers, parties, panel discussions, and collaborates with leading arts organizations including the HVCCA, The Jacob Burns Film Center, WCC, Paramount Hudson Valley Arts and the National Black Programming Consortium. The PFF seeks to introduce, involve and immerse youth from underserved communities into a world where they, too, can contribute and create. The PFF welcomes all entries, but especially seeks to showcase habitually underrepresented filmmakers.
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Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry (Poesia Sin Fin) – 2016
Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s intensely personal lens, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s.
Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra, all unknown at the time, but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature.
Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions.
Continuing the autobiographical story, he began in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.
Endless Poetry (Poesia Sin Fin) (2016: Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky; 128 min; France/Chile; distributed by ABKCO Films )
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