Thursday, April 16th – 7:30 pm
Jack Hirschman: Red Poet
documentary film screening & reading

Jack Hirschman“Red Poet,” a film about Jack Hirschman, will be screened Thursday, April 16th at Bird & Beckett, with the director and the poet present.

Red Poet is Jack Hirschman!  For five years, filmmaker Matthew Furey followed the San Francisco Poet Laureate to café and art gallery, to  poetry readings in Los Angeles and Venice, Italy…  North Beach is there in its post-Beat glory—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 present—told through the voice of a quintessential North Beach poet.  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.  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.