37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet

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Larry Levis, one of the most influential and decorated poets of his time, suffered a fatal heart attack at the young age of 49. With an original score by Iron and Wine, this innovative documentary explores his brilliant writing and sometimes troubled life. A series of conversations between friends, family, and contemporaries reveals this Richmond-based poet’s childhood working alongside Mexican-American field hands in California, his three marriages, and his friendships with America’s greatest poets. A Late Style of Fire weaves together a beautiful retelling of a life embodying the risks and triumphs that come with devoting one’s self to art. Discussion with director Michele Poulos


Supported by Style Weekly


Saturday, November 5


3:45 PM


Other : St. Anne's-Belfield

Film Info

Director: Michele Poulos

Runtime: 93 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Philip Levine, Charles Wright, David St. John, Carolyn Forché, Carol Muske-Dukes, Gerald Stern.