Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Friday, January 25, 7pm $2
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E Locust

Dear Friends and Monsters: An evening with Ari Hamidi
Film Screening, with a poetry reading & performance art as accompaniment.

Filmmaker, poet and former Milwaukeean Ariana Hamidi, will premiere her new film and read from her recently published chapbook of poetry, both entitled Dear Cyclops. In this her newest film, Hamidi asks, how do we make our public selves genuine? through the use of three singular tableaus in which groups of people must relate with each other in unusual surroundings and circumstances.

The film is part documented human experiment and part classic dramatics. Hamidi provocatively advises: “When the monster enters your life, recognize him but don’t judge. After all, he might eat you but it’s worth it if you find you taste good.“

Dear Cyclops is being released in conjunction with a chapbook of poetry under the same title, published by Bronze Skull Press in 2007.

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