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Guys Reading Poems (2016)

A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.

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... Mother
... Father
... Boy
... The Actress
... The Director
... The Investor
... The Keeper
... The Artist
... The Kid
... The Survivor
... The Oracle
... The Gambler
Vincent Montuel ... The Scholar
... The Assistant
... The Friend
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A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.

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Some minds bend. Some break.

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Powerful and thought-provoking
4 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

This exceptional film had a tremendous impact on me. Not only is this film a cathartic experience to anyone who has suffered childhood abuse but the take-away is that forgiveness must be the last piece of healing. Powerful performances make this a film you cannot take your eyes off of. The poetry is thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking. The film keeps you thinking long past leaving the theater. Velasquez brings a humanity to her character that invokes equal parts rage and empathy from the viewer. Impressive film from Hughes. I look forward to his next project.


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