The University of Guam Press, in partnership with acclaimed film director Brian Muña, will release a short film titled “Dry Nights” with showings at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Tango Theatres in Micronesia Mall.
The film is a visual interpretation of UOG Press’s most recent publication, “Dry Nights” by local poet Pep Borja. The poetry collection launched in October and features what Borja describes as “reflections about what it’s like to be close to someone.”
The book explores themes of love, intimacy, sexuality, addiction, and regret.
A question-and-answer discussion with Muña, Borja, and members of the cast will follow both the 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. showings on Dec. 11.
Tickets will be sold on those days for $7 or may be acquired in advance at https://uogpress.com/. Free tickets will also be given to customers who purchase a copy of “Dry Nights” on uogpress.com or at the showing. Seating is limited to 90 people per showing.
Recognizing the need for more creative outlets for youth ages 15 to 24, the University of Guam Press is also launching a contest for youth-generated writing, artwork, and films that make a statement about youth suicide in Guam. The Press will put $2 from every ticket and book sale toward funding this contest and creative workshops for youth. Donations for this contest can also be made at the film premier.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
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