‘Heartbeat’, a Film by Will Combs featuring Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline, ‘Hube the Cube’ and others
As a young film student immersed with the works of Godard and cinema verite’, Will Combs barged into the backyard of the remaining Beats in San Francisco’s North Beach in the mid-1970’s. Using surplus film stock and a spring-wind Bolex, he began to capture the temperament of the Era, kabuki style. HEARTBEAT features rare and personal footage of Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline and Hube the Cube in their environment, infusing poetry with a concise inquiry into the Beat Era.
This evening will feature a screening of the film, followed by Q&A with Will Combs and Tate Swindell (editor of On Valencia Street, Poetry & Ephemera by Jack Micheline, and co-editor of Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman).