Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World

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Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World

  • 1963
  • Directed By: Shirley Clarke
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 51 Minutes
  1. Friday, November 2, 2012 9:30 p.m.
Still image from Shirley Clarke's Robert Frost film
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Dennis Doros will not be able to travel to Indiana for this event. The Cinema will reschedule to a date in the spring of 2013 to present this lecture along with a screening of the newly restored Shirley Clarke film, Portrait of Jason.


Just prior to the acclaimed poet’s death at 88, Shirley Clarke captures his essence during speaking engagements at Amherst and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, intercut with studies of his work, scenes of his life in rural Vermont and personal reminiscences about his career. Also included is a scene of Frost receiving an award from President Kennedy. The film presents an intimate portrait of one of America’s great 20th Century poets. (HD Cam presentation)


The Shirley Clarke series is sponsored by Department of Communication and Culture, Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University Film and Media Studies, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to professors Joan Hawkins and Michael Martin.