10 Movies for Poets

The cinema of poetry — those films based on poems, inspired by the lives of poets, or films filled with emotional and imaginative visuals — has given us some of the most resonant works of art in movie history. A selection of paintings, sculptures, and installations by legendary musician and occasional poet Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is currently on view at the Rubin through August 1. The artist has also curated a series of films, which started this week with Jean Cocteau’s retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus. With these works in mind, we selected 10 more films that speak to the heart of a poet.