Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

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March 3, 2018
Segal Theatre

Photo by Alan Smithers

Saturday 3 | 2:00pm | Segal Theatre

US | 2015 | 80 minutes | directed by Haydn Reiss/Zinc Films

Robert Bly is one of the world’s most influential poets, social activists and cultural troublemakers. His bestseller Iron John was translated into 20 languages and inspired the Men’s Movement. Now in his 92nd year, A Thousand Years of Joy reveals Bly’s journey from farm boy to global troubadour. Featuring luminaries from the world of the arts and humanities including Joseph Campbell, Gary Snyder, Jane Hirshfield, Mark Rylance, Martin Sheen, and many others.

*Followed by a discussion

Photo by Harry Burton

Haydn Reiss has made a series of documentaries on poets that have aired on PBS, including William Stafford & Robert Bly: A Literary Friendship and the award-winning Rumi: Poet of the Heart. Reiss’ 2009 film, Every War Has Two Losers was a 2011 winner at the Canadian International Film Festival and an official selection of the 2011 United National Film Festival.


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