Directed by Barrett Rudich, of Portland, the film tells the story of Abigail Mott, a 21-year-old woman traveling from city to city as a nomadic street poet.
Inspired by watching a street poet in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Mott sets up camp on a city street corner, with chair and typewriter, and offers to write a personalized poem on the spot for passersby.
They decide the subject matter and the fee they’ll pay, and they leave, generally delighted, with a fresh poem all their own.
Mott eventually takes her typewriter to Brooklyn and New Orleans, where she finds a like-minded artists’ community and develops a crush on a fellow poet.
As much about poetry as it is about young romantics in the seemingly impenetrable new economy, “A Place of Truth” offers a case study from the 99%.
The film lasts 65 minutes, and refreshments will be available.