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Directed by Marilyn Zornado, Various, Joan Gratz, Devon Damonte

United States, Oregon 2019 100 mins. In English

An evening of animation and poetry in celebration of the American poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Portland-based animator Marilyn Zornado reached out to a handful of other animators from around the globe including Northwest-based artists Devon Damonte, Teresa Drilling, Deanna Morse, Barbara Tetenbaum, and Academy Award-winner Joan C. Gratz, to create new short works representative of Whitman’s writings. Interspersed throughout the screening will be readings of Whitman’s poems by special guests. This screening is in partnership with David Abel and Passages Bookshop. Complete Program can be found here

Please join us for a reception prior to the screening.  

Genres: Animation



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.