Red Poet is Jack Hirschman! Â For five years, filmmaker Matthew Furey followed the San Francisco Poet Laureate to cafÃ© and art gallery, to Â poetry readings in Los Angeles and Venice, Italy… Â North Beach is there in its post-Beat gloryâ€”its cafes, its single room occupancy hotels, its bohemian life. The resulting film is a skillful weave of the person and the place, the past and the presentâ€”told through the voice of a quintessential North Beach poet. Â Featuring Amber Tamblyn, Dean Stockwell. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Meltzer and other West Coast literati, the film salutes an extraordinary life lived through the poem.
April is National Poetry Month. Â No better way to celebrate than to come to Bird & Beckett on Thursday, April 16th to spend time in the company of Jack Hirschman, the poet, and Matthew Furey, the filmmaker — to share in a viewing of Red Poet with a gang of folks who love the word and the spirit that Jack himself manifests in his work.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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