The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to present “Facing West”: A Film Premiere by H. Paul Moon.
A cinematic setting of poems by Walt Whitman that span his whole life’s work, with the poet’s Long Island native “personator” Darrel Blaine Ford manifesting and reciting “Song of Myself,” “There Was a Child Went Forth,” “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun” and “Facing West From California’s Shores.” Captured by filmmaker H. Paul Moon at the poet’s birthplace, the Long Island shore, Manhattan.
Music composed by Frank Horvat, performed by Mivos Quartet. Improvisations by Tyler J. Borden (cello) and Agustin Grasso (snare drum). Featuring Darrel Blaine Ford and introducing Adalie Morales. Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon.