The first MSU Filmetry Festival was a collaboration between the Film Studies program in the Department of English and the RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU. Student and faculty filmmakers were paired with Michigan poets to adapt previously written work into new films, or cinepoems. The only stipulation was that the film needed to contain the poem in some form—either written or as text on screen. The result was an evening of fantastic cinematic poetry. Watch the films below.

Anatomy of an Action as Lost Text

Film by Nadav Pais-Greenapple

Poem (Alzheimer's: Anatomy of an Action as Lost Text) by Dennis Hinrichsen

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Billy Bathgate

Film by Aileen Dwyer & Jacob Templin-Fulton

Poem by Brian Gilmore

Cosmic Memory

Film by Peter Johnston

Poem by Cindy Hunter Morgan

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For the quiet kids who have been told to speak up

Film by Ilene Gould

Poem by Grace Carras


Film by Marcus Fields

Poem by Thomas Lynch

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Just Dishes

Film by David Sheridan

Poem by Anita Skeen

Spare Change

Film by Nala Davis

Poem by Alexis Stark


Film by Olivia York

Poem by Eben J. Gering

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