40th NW Filmmakers’ Fest Highlights: A PLACE OF TRUTH with THE DIDIER CONNECTION

A Place of Truth

Abigail Mott is a 21-year-old woman traveling from city to city as a nomadic street poet. Inspired by watching a street poet in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Abi sets up camp on a choice city street corner with chair and typewriter and offers to write a personalized poem on the spot for passersby. They decide the subject matter and the fee they’ll pay, and they leave, generally delighted, with a fresh poem all their own. Eventually, Abi takes her typewriter to Brooklyn and New Orleans, where she finds a like-minded artists’ community and develops a crush on a fellow poet. As much about poetry as it is about young romantics in the seemingly impenetrable new economy, A PLACE OF TRUTH offers a case study from the 99%. (65 mins.)

with THE DIDIER CONNECTION
Edited from distressed rushes lost for 37 years, then found in a moldy basement in Portland, this new/old film is about the relationship between Penny, an English teacher, and Didier, a little French boy who has come to spend the summer with his grandmother in Portland. (12 mins.)

Our Festival sponsors and supporters include The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, LAIKA, Art Works, Oregon Cultural Trust, smart center Portland, Wieden + Kennedy, McMenamins, Pro Photo Supply, The Jackson Foundation, Willamette Week, Mission Control, Kind Healthy Snacks, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Honest Tea, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Funnelbox Production Studios, Koerner Camera Systems, Oregon Film, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, KZME, and Poster Child Events.

A PLACE OF TRUTH & THE DIDIER CONNECTION screen Wednesday, November 13 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.

Tickets are available here or at the door.

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