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SXSW 2010: Paul Gordon, 'The Happy Poet'

A sweet comedy about a sad sack poet trying to open a “mostly vegetarian” food stand, writer/director/actor Paul Gordon says "The Happy Poet" is also about "kindness and generosity versus looking out for yourself and doing what you need to do to get by." In the film, Bill (Gordon) finds trying to stay true to his convictions and make ends meet to be tougher than he expected. 

"The Happy Poet" is Paul Gordon’s second feature film.  Nathan Cone spoke to Paul Gordon, along with the film’s co-stars, Austin residents Jonny Mars and Liz Fisher, at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival.