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.
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.
Ariadne’s Notes: On October 10, calling in at 1:10 pm, PST, the incomparable Randall Stephen Hall from Ireland with a wonderful selection of poetry, music, and updates. There is a significant collection of songs and poetry uponSound Cloud/Randall Stephen Hall, Sound Cloud/Hugh Midden SpeakYouTube/ Randall Stephen Hall, two different channels. YouTube/Ragnall stiffen MacHalla. My songs are funny, sad or serious. Light and shade. Dappled light.
Also on the show with a worldwide birthday greeting for Davy Fidel This is a new service for WP participants who have birthdays. Also, a new e-poem Search of Love, by Ram Mohan an artist and writer living in India who has been on the waitlist for a long time. Plus repeats of Peaceathon poets Vani Pradeep, Matilda Miraka, and Aida Roque from September 26th.
Randall writes: I grew up in North Belfast at the height of the Troubles. Born 1957. I grew up beyond many people’s context there and neither of my parents was from Belfast. These two experiences collided and reverberated with more for all my years since then, shaping much of my art and outlook.
I left college in 1980 and got a job in a small ad agency. That winter John Lennon was shot. I remember the news on the radio. It seemed to link with the shift, change, and conflict in Northern Ireland.
Ann and I got married in 1983. We had two girls in 1985 and 1987. We now have two grandchildren of six and two. Both girls.
I worked in local advertising for six years until 1988 when I became a freelance illustrator. My work, for a time, came from Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow. This carried on until 1998 then my work began to change again. www.earthnativeart.co.uk
In 1996 I self-published a book called THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnN5HQe1Fvk The advertising work began to diminish and I began to receive invites to visit schools to tell this story. A steep learning curve ensued from then until now. (I’ll keep this brief).
During this time I began to create new stories, illustrated for projection and began to shape way of doing storytelling that involved, hand drum, voice, interactive singing, song, poetry, and a main story, lasting about an hour.
All this has evolved slowly in a very natural way over a period of about 20 years.
Around 2009 I began to write and record songs a bit more seriously again. Luckily a local DJ called Gerry Anderson (now sadly passed) found some of my funnier songs interesting and began to play them on the radio. So, in a period of about 9 months, I created my first CD of poems and songs, using local themes, of identity, peace, conflict etc but doing it in an accessible way, with the addition of humour.
This development threw me back into playing live again after a long hiatus of some years . . .
So from then until now I’ve been writing songs and poems, creating art and eventually getting involved in a small business with Natasha, my eldest daughter which sells some of my little illustrated books, T-Shirts, Tea-Towels, cards and music, on the web and, up until recently at St. George’s Market in Belfast.
Ariadne’s Notes: On October 3, another moving peace poem was read on the World Poetry Cafe radio show. from the author, Aida G. Roque! She’s from Wilmington, Delaware, USA. A retired Sped teacher in Maryland Public School and a faculty member of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, where she earned her degree in Education and Siena College as School Psychometrician before she moved to the USA. She also obtained her Graduate Studies in Master’s degree in Special Education and Post Graduate at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia as the Teacher Ambassador Scholarship Program. Authored and published three children’s books and an anthology with another group of poets around the world. Her other poems were selected and published by renowned publishers in New York, the SPILLWORDS PRESS Publishing Company and Poetry Soup.
Since the show was not archived, I am putting the poem on site and plan on re-reading the poems that were not saved Thursday on the World Poetry Cafe radio show 100.5 FM, radio show the October 10 from 1-10 pm PST.
THEME OF POEM: PEACE
“ONE BROTHER, ONE NATION “
We all live on one planet and in God’s
hands, we were molded from dirt and
when we die, to dust, we will all return.
We are born naked and no wealth
and back to its final journey empty.
In God’s eyes, we’re all special,
our apprehension leads us to
dissimulation of judgment,
creating jealousy, hatred and
greediness, that evoke a chaos life.
We should have no borders to cross
and no immigration officers to scrutinize,
with one faith in one God, no race and no
declaration of skin color. Nobody is
illegal or displaced immigrants.
Now, I sing my glorious song and thanksgiving
for God gave you and me as one brother,
from umbilical cord and one universal type of
blood flowing on our vein, inherited from our ancestors,
from Africa, who live in a continent, we now share us one home,