John Scott, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, produced First Death in Nova Scotia, a short film based on the poem of the same name by Elizabeth Bishop. The film was released Sunday for viewing.
Scott’s cinepoem was published in TriQuarterly, out of Northwestern University, and is also available for screening on YouTube. To view the film, click here.
Last January, Scott adapted In the Waiting Room, another Elizabeth Bishop poem, into a short film. Both were filmed in Nova Scotia.
Scott’s film has been screened at:
Strange Beauty Film Festival, Durham, NC, 2013
Seven week run at Coolidge Corner Cinema, Boston, MA, 2012-13
Cinedays Film Festival, Skopje, Macedonia, 2012
Poezijos Festivalis, TARP, various cities, Lithuania, 2012
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Visible Verse Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, 2012
Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2012
To continued updates about the film, you can visit Scott's Facebook Page.