October 22, 2020
6:30 PM EST

Event Description:

A premiere of the short film Walt Whitman Facing West and a Q&A with filmmaker H. Paul Moon and Whitman impersonator Darrel Blaine Ford.

Video of Walt Whitman Facing West:  https://youtu.be/nLS1LtFs6VM

Q&A Video:  https://vimeo.com/471530682

A cinematic setting of poems by Walt Whitman that span his whole life’s work, with the poet’s Long Island native “personator” Darrel Blaine Ford manifesting and reciting “Song of Myself,” “There Was a Child Went Forth,” “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun” and “Facing West From California’s Shores.” Captured by filmmaker H. Paul Moon at the poet’s birthplace, the Long Island shore, Manhattan (in large-format 6k resolution), and where West meets East.

Music composed by Frank Horvat, performed by Mivos Quartet

Improvisations by Tyler J. Borden (cello) and Agustin Grasso (snare drum)

Featuring Darrel Blaine Ford and introducing Adalie Morales

Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | http://zenviolence.com