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James McSherry’s “Poetry Man”

from the NY Daily News

Lehman High School teacher makes winning ‘Poetry’ out of life and death

Filmmaker James McSherry, who teaches film at Lehman High School, won several awards for his new short 'Poetry Man'.

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Filmmaker James McSherry, who teaches film at Lehman High School, won several awards for his new short ‘Poetry Man’.

James McSherry was back teaching at Lehman High School this week, far from the smog and glitz of L.A., where his independent movie won its seventh top award at a major film festival.

“I’m so proud of this film,” said McSherry, 48. “It tells a story from my life, a story about the Bronx.”

The shoestring-budget short “Poetry Man” – about a childhood pal who went to jail for murder – won the President’s Award at last weekend’s Burbank International Film Festival.

It also has won honors at the Manhattan Film Festival, the Los Angeles Movie Awards, the Long Island Film Expo and the Jersey Shore Film Festival.

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Posted on September 24, 2010 by Editor

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