Bob Kaufman Documentary

From NW Film Forum:

Hello Seattle Poetics LAB,

Bob KaufmanWe are reaching out to you about a rare Seattle presentation of And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead, at Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill June 29-July 2nd.

And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead (2015) is a documentary that tells the story of poet Bob Kaufman, sometimes considered “the American Rimbaud.” The film is directed by Billy Woodberry, who was part of the LA Rebellion—a group of African American filmmakers that included Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, and Haile Germina who studied at UCLA Film School in the late 1960s-1980s and created a cinema alternative to Hollywood. Woodberry explains that his film “weaves [Kaufman’s] artistic triumph as a triumph of radical politics surviving and inspiring against all odds.”

Here’s a link to the film on our site with showtimes and more information.

We are excited to present a stunning DCP projection of the film on the big screen and would greatly appreciate if you passed the word along to your network in an email or via social media!

Best regards,

Joseph Eusebio

Northwest Film Forum

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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