MSU FILMETRY FESTIVAL

Filmmakers and Poets collaborate to create art

Screening a collection of student, faculty and guest filmmakers adapting work from poems featured in RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music.

The Filmetry Festival is a collaboration between the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, the Film Studies Program and the Department of English, and the MSU Libraries. 

2020 Festival Films

Setting Up Soul—1968
Film by Donté Smith
Poem by Charles W. Brice

The Last DJ
Film by Joseph Johnston
Poem by Glen Armstrong

Blackbottom
Film by Ara Adeniji
Poem by Toi Derricotte

Night Moves
Poem and Film by Nancy Rodwan

Memorial in Open Air
Film by Garrett Boudreaux
Poem by Robert Fanning

Patti Smith at the Punch and Judy Theater
Film by Matt Mullins
Poem by Jim Daniels

Detroit Hymns, Christmas Eve
Film by Marcus Fields
Poem by Jim Daniels

Incident on Grand River, 1967
Film by Peter Johnston
Poem by Cindy Hunter Morgan


 

2019 Festival Films

ANATOMY OF AN ACTION AS LOST TEXT
Film by Nadav Pais-Greenapple
Poem by Dennis Hinrichsen

Himself 
Film by Marcus Fields
Poem by Thomas Lynch

Cosmic Memory 1 
Film by Peter Johnston
Poem by Cindy Hunter Morgan

zooxanthellae 
Film by Olivia York
Poem by Eben Gering

for the quiet kids who have been told speak up
Film by Ilene Gould
Poem by Grace Carras

Just Dishes
Film by Dave Sheridan
Poem by Anita Skeen



billy bathgate (for chico)
Film by Aileen Dwyer and Jacob Templin-Fulton
Poem by Brian Gilmore



Spare Change
Film by Nala Davis
Poem by Alexis Star