A Night of Poetry & Film 8 (2013)


A Night of Poetry and Film 8

Thursday July 18th, 2013.
7pm at Neutral Ground (203-1856 Scarth St)
Admission is $5

Poets: Nathan Mader, Matt Hall
Filmmakers:  Angela Edmunds, Jessica Riess, Gerald Saul, Kelly-Anne Riess, Chrystene Ells, Red Smarteez.

Puppets and poetry unite at Poetry and Film eight. A Night of Poetry and Film is a chance to watch independent, Saskatchewan-made film from some of the city’s top filmmakers and listen to poetry from some of the province’s most exciting poets. The work is always entertaining, challenging and thought provoking. It exposes film fans to poetry and the literary crowd to independent film.


A Place for You (Angela Edmunds)
Inspired by midwives of the prairies and the rolling hills of the Qu’Appelle Valley, A Place for You glimpses at an unlikely friendship between Aunty Fox and Ms. Chicken.

Love in Any Colour (Jessica Riess)
A retelling of an old folk story about love that surpasses death. Jessica Riess is a multi-media artist based in Regina. Her work has appeared in private collections in both Canada and Australia.

It’s About Time (Gerald Saul)
The prairie is timeless. People living on it are often detached from the flow of history as they lose themselves in the moments on necessity. Gerald Saul is a long time Filmpool member and a professor in the Department of Film at the University of Regina. His interest in puppet films is an offshoot of his obsession with seeking techniques for democratizing the creative filmmaking process.

Scotty (Kelly-Anne Riess)
Follow the comedic life cycle of Scotty the T-rex, from Eastend, Saskatchewan, who hatches from an egg and falls in love. Kelly-Anne Riess is a writer and filmmaker from Regina. She is the author of three published books, and has worked on TV projects that have aired worldwide on networks such as A&E Biography and History Television.


Kathleen’s Diary (Chrystene Ells)
Based on actual diary entries made between 1936-1945 by Mrs. Kathleen Clews from Amulet Saskatchewan (now a ghost town), this film explores the bittersweet yearning elicited in the filmmaker by the countless lost stories of the prairies.

First Seizure (Red Smarteez)
One day, Brenda has her first seizure and Peter is so surprised, he calls 911!  Since 1995, they have produced a number of award-winning films, screened across Canada and the US.



Nathan Mader grew up in Regina. After working for a number of years in Victoria as a roofer
he returned to complete his degree in English at the U of R. He has a poem forthcoming
in I Found It At The Movies, an anthology of cinema inspired poems published by Guernica Editions

Matthew Hall is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Australia writing on violence in the work of J.H. Prynne. At present he is a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Creativity and Culture at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the Feature Editor at Cordite Poetry Review and one of the founders of The Forward Slash Project, a collection of Australian and Canadian innovation in poetics. His latest collections are Royal Jelly (Black Rider Press, 2011), Distant Songs (Sea Pressed Meta, 2012) and Hyaline, a book of radical-pastoral poems (BRP, 2013).


A Night of Poetry and Film

“A Night of Poetry and Film” is a biannual Filmpool event created by writer and filmmaker Kelly-Anne Riess. The purpose of the event is to create new audiences for local poets and filmmakers.

Kelly-Anne Riess is a writer and filmmaker based in Regina. She is the author of the poetry collection To End a Conversation and the local bestsellers I Love Saskatchewanand the Saskatchewan Book of Everything. Her films have been screened at festivals across Canada. She is currently working on the independent documentary Finding Al, which traces Capone’s connection to Moose Jaw. In 2008, she was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award and in 2010 she won an Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Saskatchewan.



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