The 39th Portland International Film Festival: ROBERT BLY: A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY with Director Haydn Reiss in attendance

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Poet Robert Bly stands out even among the celebrated, revolutionary generation of American artists who burst forth in the 1950s, and Haydn Reiss charts his singular path from second son to taciturn father on a wintry Minnesota farm to radical anti-Vietnam War activist to wild man of the 1990s men’s movement. The bespectacled, white-haired Bly is every inch the politically and spiritually engaged mystic, seeking each moment’s fervid heart as well as the eternal, intuitive bedrock beneath our cultivated ideologies and “personas.” A confounding whirling dervish, Bly’s life embodies the quest for personal honesty and shared truth. (81 mins.)

Director Haydn Reiss in attendance.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

ROBERT BLY: A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY screens Saturday, February 13 at 4pm at the World Trade Center and on Sunday, February 14 at 4pm at the World Trade Center. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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