Louisiana Premiere - January 24th, 2020
Cinequest Film Festival Poets N FilmSunday March 8th, 2020 2pm in San Jose, CA & Saturday, March 14th, 2020 11am in Redwood City, CA
Celebrating the power of the spoken word in poetry, music, and film join us on Sunday, March 8th, 2020, at 2pm in the Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose, California, for our film premiere screening, performances, and panel discussions.
The show will kick off with two Beat poems read by local artists: Kimy Martinez and Gary Singh. Followed by our documentary premiere. After this breathtaking film, ruth weiss will perform along with musicians Hal Davis, Doug O'Connor, and Rent Romus.
The Cinequest Film Festival will be presenting ruth weiss with the Maverick Spirit Award. This prestigious award is given to influential individuals who embody the independent and innovative mindset and has previously been awarded to Werner Herzog, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, and many more.
Finally to close the event a panel discussion, moderated by Robert Pesich, president of Poetry Center San José. The panel discussion will include the Author of Women of the Beat Generation, Brenda Knight, ruth weiss, director Melody C. Miller, and more to be announced.
In addition to the Mach 8th screening, they will be screening the film on March 14th at the Century 20 Redwood City - Screen 18.