The Persistence of Poe is a 24-minute documentary film directed by Christine Stoddard & David Fuchs about Edgar Allan Poe's lesser-known life in and cultural impact upon the old and mysterious Richmond, Virginia. The project also includes the companion films, Ravenmore and To Helen, and the video art installation, The Old Stone House.
"I am a Virginian--at least I call myself one, for I have resided all my life, until within the last few years, in Richmond."
-Edgar Allan Poe in a letter
"It was in Richmond that Poe grew up, married, and first gained a national literary reputation. Many of the places in Richmond associated with Poe have been lost, but several still remain."
-The Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia)
Thus far, The Persistence of Poe and Ravenmore have been screened at various special events. The Persistence of Poe has also aired on Central Virginia Public Access Television and aired on WCVE (Richmond) and WHTJ (Charlottesville) on January 2, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.
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