Director – Mark Anthony Thomas, Shane McFarland & Jordon Rooney

Genre – Performance Film

Duration – 25 minutes 19 seconds

Country – United States

Language – English

Year – 2023

SYNOPSIS : Nearly 15 years after his last featured performance, Mark Anthony Thomas revisits his poetic past with the documentary short film “Folded Whispers” at the historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood.

Thomas performs 17 new original poems on issues of identity, urbanism, love, loss, race and the pandemic. The film is produced by Built Different and described as deeply personal, reflective, and “a love letter to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater,” which is a home for Black and queer artists.


Official Selection January 2023

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