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◼ Jul 16, 2021-Jan 9, 2022


Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Thu. Apr 20, 6-9PM

When A Poet Loves Film Premiere

Free but registration required. Seating is limited.

ONsite at moCa

When a Poet Loves is a short film produced, written, and directed by Shatara Jordan emphasizing the power of love, its influence to heal, and positively shift a person’s life.

Come enjoy an evening of cinema, mixing, and conversation with the cast and crew of When a Poet Loves.

Seating is limited. Please register at link above.


This film is a black love story narrated through the language of the heart, poetry. One may watch this film resonating with the different variations of love like self love, romantic love, community love, and the love of something one is simply passionate about. Our main characters Mason and Isabella both have a love for poetry, they also have a desire to outgrow their past and everything it tries to hold them

back from.

The intention behind this film was to illustrate the black experience in a positive light, eliminating the negative stigmas and stereotypes often seen in black cinema. This film is also a representation for spoken word poetry as an artform, a craft that is often underrepresented in cinema. Shatara believes this film will be a step forward in making poetry cinematic and developing a better appreciation for black love stories.



Doors open, mix and mingle


Film premiere (doors close at 7:20)


Panel Discussion with Q&A

Closing remarks & announcements

When A Poet Loves promotional poster
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Photo: Erin Falls

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◼ Jul 16, 2021-Jan 9, 2022


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