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Tuesday Night Film Series: Blood Of A Poet

Tuesday, Apr 8 7:00p

The Blood of a Poet (1930) is Jean Cocteau’s first film, and the first French avant-garde sound film. It is a dream-like series of biographical vignettes about the role of sexuality in poetic apprenticeship. It focuses on bodily transformations, such as a woman-statue (the photographer Lee Miller), a cross-dresser (Barbette), a hermaphrodite (Cocteau himself) and a half-angel and half-helicopter Senegalese dancer. Its trick spaces–such as a water-mirror and sets with 90-degree gravity–deploy special… Show more

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
100 Church St. Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-5000
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