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Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder
April 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$7 – $11
In honor of National Poetry Month, California Film Institute and the Buddhist Film Foundation present a festival of compelling contemporary films about inspiring American poets. Apr 3 at 4:15 pm: “The Practice of the Wild: A Conversation with Gary Snyder.” Apr 3 at 7 pm: “Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder.” Filmmaker and photographer Chris Felver will show and discuss his long-gestating portrait of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the iconic poet, artist, publisher and First Amendment activist, who helped forge many of the most significant cultural movements of the past 60 years.
This is what SF/Arts curator Sura Wood had to say about Poetry in Motion Film Festival: Apr 3 :
“Lawrence Ferlinghetti—poet, activist, publisher and painter, as well as founder of City Lights bookstore—has been a presence on the local literary and cultural scene since the mid 1950s. He’s the subject of Christopher Felver’s doc, which features commentary from Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Dennis Hopper, Dave Eggers, Michael McClure, Amiri Baraka and Bob Dylan, as well as the man himself. “