SAY THAT! Spoken Word and Movie Night | IT’S JUST A GUN | AMERICA, I TOO | WASTED TALENT
This is sure to be one of the highlight events of the entire festival as we combine several short films and five incredible Spoken Word artists from across generations. Our Spoken Word line-up:
The irrepressible singer, songwriter and educator, Maggie Brown
Poet and National Youth Poet Laureate, Patricia Frazier
Accomplished poet and member of the Young Chicago Authors, Jalen Kobayashi
Trinity UCC's Senior Pastor, prophetic preacher extraordinaire, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Speaker, blogger and poet, Kwyn "Kwynology" Riley
"It’s Just A Gun" examines one of the many chapters involved in the life of a gun as a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver is found by a young man, Gabe. "America, I Too", shares the interconnected stories of three arrested and detained immigrants as they navigate the system in their attempts to prevent being deported. Finally, "Wasted Talent" tells the story of struggle as a homeless fifteen-year-old tries to balance school and finding a place to sleep.