Co-sponsored by The Texas Independent Film Network, Austin Film Society and Screen Door Film
Cast: Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek, Liz Fisher, Amy Myers Martin, Ricardo Lerma, Sam Wainwright Douglas, Carlos Trevino
Bill, an out-of-work poet, puts his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting an all-organic, mostly-vegetarian food stand. New friend Donnie promotes the business and helps Bill pursue Agnes, a poetry-lover who frequents the stand. Curtis, an enigmatic life-philosopher, buoys Bill's spirits with his positive attitude and love of vegetarian food. Complications with the business jeopardize these budding friendships and threaten Bill's dreams for a hot dog-free future.
About the filmmaker:
Paul's debut feature film, MOTORCYCLE, made in three parts during film school, premiered in competition at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival, and went on to play at film festivals around the world, including Thessaloniki, SXSW, and Rooftop Films. In addition to writing, directing and starring in THE HAPPY POET, Paul also acted in GRETCHEN, and MARS, which premiered at SXSW 2010.
THE HAPPY POET was a 2010 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund recepient.
Friday, September 16 at 7:30 PM
Austin Film Society screening room (1901 East 51st St.)
Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members
Official THE HAPPY POET Website
AFS is proud to have supported this filmmaker through the following programs:
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TFPF 2007 RECIPIENT
$10,000 for production for NAOMI
TFPF 2010 RECIPIENT
$2,000 for distribution for THE HAPPY POET
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