This is a trailer for Triptych Filmpoem: Three poems from Failed State a haibun collection by poet Dave Bonta are joined together in the full 6:34 triptych film poem. A haibun is prose-poem-like culminating in a haiku. The filmpoem includes Poem on Display in a Vacant Lot, Poem on Display in an Abandoned Factory and Poem on Display in an Art Museum. This triptych gets its inspiration from early religious icon paintings with three panels hinged together like shutters, and also found in contemporary photography as three photographs framed together. The idea was appealing for the film form, especially since the associated haikus act as breaks or hinges between each mini-essay. While there are numerous themes included in the film, a common thread is the concept of placemaking. This is where our human collective consciousness has the power to reinvent public spaces based on shared values. The poet created a host of public poems tailor-made to be displayed in their environments and this film considers how these places might speak to us with a carefully attuned ear. Filmed in Barcelona, Bulgaria, Cuba, and the United States. With additional footage collaboration with Roumyana Mihaylova.
Official Selection for the Spring Opening of NewFilmmakers, based in New York City and LA.
The screening will be at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC on April 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm.