Documentary - The Broken Tower - Presented by RA Washington
A look at the dreams, unapologetic love of men, manic highs and depressive, death-haunted lows of early twentieth century rebellious, self-destructive visionary poet Hart Crane from his early years as the son of a wealthy Cleveland businessman through his sojourns in New York, Cuba and Paris. The Broken Tower is a black-and-white film made by actor James Franco as his Master’s thesis for his MFA in filmmaking from New York University. The film also features Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) as one of Crane’s lovers and is based on a Crane biography by Paul Mariani. Cleveland poet RA Washington will introduce the film.