UnLonely Film Festival 5

The Poet and the Plant

A poet loves his new houseplant so much he kills it. A meditation on true love, loneliness, and listening.

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Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more.

Meet the Filmmakers

What is their why?

“We aim to make films that are, in Horace’s words: dolce et utile. Sweet and useful. At once warm and insightful. Ones that make you laugh and think and cry and have you dancing out the theatre.”

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Tom Basis has worked as a writer/director alongside some of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after storytellers. He has directed campaigns in fashion, design, and technology, for companies such as IBM, Zappos, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 

Robert Summerlin is a French-American poet, artist, and environmentalist. His hope is that his creative projects play a part in creating a more peaceful and happy planet. In 2017 he was accepted into The Aspen Institute’s Poetry Workshop.

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