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The World Poetry Cafe Celebrates Two Movies & Poetry!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café Radio Show on October, 17,  CFRO, 105 FM from 1-2 pm PST featured: Two movies opening in Vancouver Oct. 18,  BEFORE YOU KNOW IT and MONOS Vancouver Opening – October 18th, Van City Theatre. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Other features are coming.

Mini-reviews with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Victor Schwartzman due to time constraints.  

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

Before You Know It, the film will be released in Vancouver on Friday, October 18 at the Vancity Theatre. Unfortunately, I could not find a poster.

In this everchanging film, full of surprises, stage manager Rachel Gurner (Hannah Pearl Utt) still lives in her childhood apartment above the theater her family owns and operates in New York City. Level-headed Rachel is the only thing standing between her family — her off-kilter actress sister Jackie (Jen Tullock), her eccentric playwright father Mel (Mandy Patinkin), and her deadpan preteen niece Dodge (Oona Yaffe) — and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother (Judith Light) is not just alive but thriving as a soap-opera star. Also starring Mike Colter and Alec Baldwin. Directed By: Hannah Pearl Utt. Written By: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock.

As Victor says: he loves a film from New York! 

MONOS, a fascinating film opening on Saturday, October 18, at Van City Theatre in Vancouver BC, Canada.

This powerful film shows the possibilities of mindsets and change.

MONOS, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels — bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom — who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson).

The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force known only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within MONOS the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever dream.

With a rapturous score by Mica Levi (only her third, after UNDER THE SKIN and JACKIE), director Alejandro Landes examines the chaos and absurdity of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, recalling LORD OF THE FLIES and BEAU TRAVAIL in a way that feels wholly original. Landes brings together a diverse young cast of both seasoned professionals (including Hannah Montana’s Moisés Arias) and untrained neophytes and thrusts them into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment where anything can happen — even peace. WRITTEN BY: Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos. DIRECTED BY: Alejandro Landes.SOURCE: TARO PR.

Peaceathon poets: Peace Poems by Amita J Sanghavi, WP Ambassador to Oman who is also working on our Peaceathon Kindle Book,  A Fragile Peace by Cesar Molina Consuegra, Montreal and time permitting , chapter 1, Peace by Davy Fidel , Nigeria, an official book launch for Rehana Daud  with her books: slithering Shadows  and Secrets of Moonlight are on Amazon and Kindle.

World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Ruth Kozak!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: On August 1st, the World Poetry Cafe radio show,  CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the exceptional Ruth Kozak to the show at 1 pm PST! We were lucky  to have her on the show since she is leaving at the end of the month for Greece , Wales and time permitting, Crete.  Ruth read several poems and part of of her beautiful volumes on Alexander the Great, the Shadow of the Lion. When she was on our last show, she described an (imagined) encounter with Alexander the Great which seemed magical and real to me. I hope she sees him again on the trip. The show also featured e-poet ,Paramananda Mahanta from India and Egyptian filmmaker Tarek Mounib, Free Trip to Egypt. Also a new story by Sharon Rowe for her second book!

On behalf of the World Poetry Team, celebrating our 21st year on the air, we wish Ruth a wonderful trip filled with knowledge and joy.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

Ruth Kozak researched her historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION while living in Greece. Published in UK by www.mediaaria-cdm.com, in two volumes: BLOOD ON THE MOON (2014) and THE FIELDS OF HADES (2016) the story follows the events after the death of Alexander the Great. The full novel, SHADOW OF THE LION is also now available on Amazon Kindle. Ruth is a travel journalist and her aKindle e-book ATHENS AND BEYOND was published by Hunter Publishing U.S.  Ruth instructs writing workshops in New Westminster and Vancouver. She is a member and president of the BC Travel Writers Association, member of Royal City Literary Arts and hosts the bi-monthly series “In Their Words”. 

www.inalexandersfootsteps.com

www.ruthkozak.com

http://shadowofthelion.com

World Poetry Celebrates Free Ticket to Egypt!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the creator of Kindness Films, Tarek Mounib and his new movie Free Ticket to Egypt .  He called in at 1:30 pm PST to talk about his new film which will be featured at Vancity Theater in Vancouver, August 4, at 6:45 pm followed by a Skype Q and A with him.

For more information about what you can do to join this worthy cause, go to: https://www.freetriptoegypt.com/

I was so impressed with the amazing work that Tarek is doing to bring people from diverse backgrounds together through his film and site. Coming up in  September is Take The Pledge  found on the site. I encourage everyone interested to go to the site, see the movie and do what you can to help the world to heal and to make a difference.

Also on the show was Ruth Kozak reading poems from one of her books about Alexander the Great. Sharon Rowe of Big Bessie fame had a new story and the e-poem by  Paramananda Mahanta from India read by Victor Schwartzman.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

SYNOPSIS:

Free Trip to Egypt takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.  

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarized. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards “the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea. 

With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek travels across the United States in order to find Americans who feel threatened and offer them a Free Trip to Egypt.

#PLEDGETOLISTEN TO “LOOK ME IN THE EYE”
Inspired by Free Trip To Egypt, musicians Glen Philips and Jason Karaban come together for inspirational new song.

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