Aug 27–Oct 31
Oct 31
Sun
Frankenstein

Berkeley, CA

Nov 26–Jan 03
Christmas Carol

virtual program

Jan 29–Feb 27
Mar 19
Sat
The Magic City

Chicago, IL

Bed morning

Three WWI Poems

This animated short brings three war poems to life with innovative puppetry and animation work, each vignette sharing a different experience of “the war to end all wars” from a soldier’s point of view: John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields,” Edward Thomas’s “The Owl,” and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est.” The Poetry Foundation and Manual Cinema present this animated short to bring these relevant poems to life.

Produced by Poetry Foundation
Created by Manual Cinema
Directed by Drew Dir
Bed sleeping
Boy at poster wall

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Credits

Produced by Poetry Foundation

Created by Manual Cinema

Directed by Drew Dir

Featured Poems

Edward Thomas’s “The Owl”

Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”

John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields.”

Sound

Music and Sound Design by Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter

Narrated by Sean Garratt

Music Recorded and Mixed by Nick Broste

Mastered by Kyle Vegter

Musicians

Amanda Bailey (violin)

Zachary Good (clarinets)

Myra Hinrichs (violin)

Samuel Johnson (trumpet)

Ryan Nyther (trumpet)

Nick Broste (trombone )

Will Russell (tuba)

David Scholl (bass)

Becca Wilcox (viola)

Katherine Young (bassoon)

Visuals

Paper-cut Puppets and Sets by Drew Dir

Animation and Graphic Art by Lizi Breit

Owl Puppet by Sam Deutsch

Director of Photography Andrew J. Morgan

WWI Historian and Consultant Steven Trout

Visual Interns Jeffrey Katz and Skye Murie

Puppeteers

Lizi Breit

Sam Deutsch

Drew Dir

Sarah Fornace

Julia Miller


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