The Happy Poet is more about hot dogs than poetry but more about basil than hot dogs.

Monday, July 5, 2010
THE HAPPY POET added to schedule
The Flagstaff Film Festival is delighted to welcome feature film THE HAPPY POET to the roster of high-quality independent films screening this August 9-16 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The Happy Poet, dir. Paul Gordon
Bill, an out-of-work poet, puts his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting an all-organic, mostly-vegetarian food stand. New friend Donnie promotes the business and helps Bill pursue Agnes, a poetry-lover who frequents the stand. Curtis, an enigmatic life-philosopher, buoys Bill's spirits with his positive attitude and love of vegetarian food. Complications with the business jeopardize these budding friendships and threaten Bill's dreams for a hot dog-free future.

  • Screenings: SXSW in Austin, TX (North American Premiere); Rooftop Films, NYC
  • Trailer: trailer addict * vimeo
  • Links: web site
  • See in in Flagstaff: Opening Night, Monday, August 14, 2010
  • Tasty Tidbit: Director Paul Gordon via "Eventually your credit cards get maxed out, and you can't defer your student loans anymore, and you have to find some way to actually make money-unless you're independently wealthy. This is a reality that most artist-types-myself included-come to terms with at some point. It's about survival and I guess quality of life." [read the full interview]


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