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4 Wheel Bob; Screening with: Pittari

  • Colligan Plaza Theatre 1020 River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

4 Wheel Bob

(Documentary Feature, 1 hr 12 mins)

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Scheduled to attend: Tal Skloot - Director, Bob Coomber -subject

Synopsis: 4 Wheel Bob tells the story of Bob Coomber, an intrepid adventurer who sets out to be the first wheelchair hiker to cross the 11,845 foot Kearsarge Pass in the Sierra Nevada.
For Bob in his wheelchair, this adventuring is fraught with danger. He must deal continually with altitude sickness and the threat of diabetic coma, not to mention possible fatal or crippling falls in the steep terrain.
This story of overcoming immense obstacles will inspire us to look at our own self-imposed limitations and perhaps reach beyond what we think is possible.

Director: Tal Skloot is a skilled producer, cameraman and editor with a credit list of twenty feature length documentaries and narrative films that have won multiple Emmy awards, been broadcast nationally on PBS, NBC, ABC, CBS and appeared in numerous national and international film festivals. Tal is a graduate of the American Film Institute (AFI) and is an adjunct faculty member at Sonoma State University and the Diablo Valley College film department.

Screening with:


(Animated Short, 4 min)

Synopsis: A horned creature's destructive rampage is halted by a stubborn adversary. Loosely based on Tom Robbin's depiction of Tanuki, a Japanese mythical creature known for his mischief, "Pittari" is scored to an old phonographic gospel recording to help illustrate a relentless resistance to the creatures gritty penetration.

Director: Animator Patrick Smith is known for his bizarre hand-drawn interpretations of human emotions and identity. His formative years were spent as a storyboard artist for Walt Disney, and other major studios in New York and Los Angeles. "Pittari" is his seventh independent short.

Earlier Event: October 14
Agents of Change