Ars Magna

Watch Ars Magna, a short film about the obsessive world of anagrams.


About the Film

Ars Magna, which means "great art" in Latin, is an anagram of the word anagrams. Enter into the obsessive and fascinating world of anagrams with Cory Calhoun, who took the first three lines of Hamlet's "To Be or Not to Be" soliloquy and made them into what's been called the "world's greatest anagram."

Image - ArsMagnaFilmmaker.jpgAbout the Filmmaker

Cory Kelley is a creative professional and created Ars Magna over the course of five days, as part of the 2008 International Documentary Challenge.


Presented by POV

POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 275 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.