A year ago, Ilan Benjamin wrote the first draft of the screenplay for Poets at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Inspired by his time spent at the Berkeley Poetry Slam and the people he met there, he wrote a tumultuous opposites attract love story set in that world. The result was the short film Poets.
In August, with a crew of 25 USC students and a kickstarter-backed budget of $4000, Ilan spent 5 days shooting in Berkeley and San Francisco. Post-Production is near it's end and Poets will soon be making its rounds at national and international film festivals. But first, it must premiere, and where else to showcase a short film born and bred in the Bay Area than the Bay Area itself?
On Friday August 14, 6:00 p.m. join us at the Orinda Theatre for the premiere of Poets.
Orinda Theatre (View)
4 Orinda Theatre Square
Orinda, CA 94563