Edgar Allan Poe: Separating Man from Myth
April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
One of the grave misfortunes suffered by Edgar Allan Poe was that his public image was first formed by his main adversary after his death.
Was Poe a melancholy madman or intellectual genius?
Did he focus only on the macabre, or did he forge the way to many other literary genres?
Filmmaker Tom Dallis discusses the difference between the man and the myths.
Tom Dallis is an award-winning American film director, producer, editor and scriptwriter. To date, Tom has produced dozens of documentaries and features including international award winning films such as: Through A Lens Darkly, We The People: The Character of a Nation, The Shortest Way Home, the science fiction feature film The Watchers: Revelation and the web series BANA: Heart of Darkness. Tom has collaborated on other films as well including the recent award-winning feature An Addicting Picture and the PBS documentary The Battle of Mill Springs. His current project is a proposed network/online streaming original science fiction series titled Nevermore, a time-travel love story featuring Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Poe.