skip to Main Content

Anyone Can Buy a Seat in the Cinema

Magma Poetry in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh

 

 

Read more about the collaboration here:
Poets and Filmmakers: from Page to Screen

 

 

Anyone Can Buy a Seat in the Cinema

Film poem by Maggie Clark after a poem by Laura Seymour

 

 

Anyone Can Buy a Seat in the Cinema

Film Poem by Maggie Clark after a poem by Laura Seymour

Maggie Clark: As my focus is primarily in documentary, the film poem has been an opportunity for me to expand my creative practice and be a little bit more playful with the way I film. It’s pushed me to use visual metaphor as a storytelling device, which is a challenge I’ve really enjoyed! Laura’s poem is about love in the face of prejudice. It carries a sincere and important message, which I hope to do justice in my film.

Laura Seymour: When Maggie and I were talking at the start of the project, I saw that one or two images in the poem stuck out visually from the rest, and also that the images that stuck out visually were perhaps the most ambiguous. The idea that readers or watchers might be more affected by ambivalent imagery was really interesting to me.

*
Maggie Clark is a Canadian born filmmaker currently studying for her Masters in Film Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art. Her focus is in character-led documentary, which she uses to explore female identity.

Laura Seymour’s book The Shark Cage (2015) won Cinnamon Press’s debut poetry collection award. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Magma, MsLexia, Envoi, Ambit, South Bank Poetry, Brittle Star andThe Interpreter’s House.

 

Magma Poetry in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh 

Read more about the collaboration here:
Poets and Filmmakers: from Page to Screen

Project Team

Magma Poetry

Stav Poleg, Co-Editor, Magma 71, The Film Issue

The University of Edinburgh

Institute of Academic Development:

Jennifer Williams and Lucy RidleyFestival of Creative Learning

Learning Teaching and Web Services:

Lucy Kendra, Open Media Project

And also:
Charlie Farley, Open Education Resources Advisor – open.ed.ac.uk

Emma Davie, Programme Director – Postgraduate Film, Edinburgh College of Art

Juro Oravec, President 2017-2018 – Edinburgh Movie Production Society

Back To Top