Selfie with Marilyn wins Maldito video poetry festival in Albacete, Spain! I am over the moon and very surprised, so thank you to Javier and everyone at the festival for this really lovely honour, and of course The Visible Poetry Project who produced the film as part of their annual April poetry month screening, and enabled me to connect up with Heidi. It goes without saying – a big thank you to the incisive, poignant and brave poet Heidi Seaborn, and performance artist Hatti Rees my daughter who played Marilyn, and Georgi Rees who took the true-to-life stills of Hatti as Norma Jeane. The poem is from the prize-winning An Insomniac's Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe, Pank Books, and apparently I have read recently that Marilyn was an amateur poet! Essentially, the film shows Marilyn learning the lines of the poem, and talking to her younger self, really reminiscing from a much more jaded place. S
Since the news SO many lovely comments flowering so I will pick them and plant them here as soon as I can. In the meantime here is the film – enjoy the bitter sweet pathos of Hatti's performance and Heidi's emotive words.
Really great interview at Artlitlab. Thanks so much Genia!!!
An in-depth account of making the film is also at Liberated Words.