Movie about local poet Gary Snyder now free on Vimeo video platform

“‘The Practice of the Wild’  follows local Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder and novelist Jim Harrison (“Dalva,” “Legends of the Fall”), as the two old friends wander along trails of the central California coast. They debate the pros and cons of everything from Google to Zen koans. The discussions are punctuated by archival materials and commentaries from Snyder’s literary contemporaries, friends, and intimates.”

I was having an internet chat with my longtime friend Will Hearst — the film’s producer — earlier this morning, and he sent along a free link with this background: “A DVD was originally distributed with a volume of longer excerpts from their conversation, and some filmmaker notes. The film’s title was borrowed from Gary’s collection of essays. The video doc can be streamed, if you have Amazon prime.
However, both Gary and Jim, and their writings and thinking, were inspirational to creating ALTA. [Details about ALTA here]. So, now is a good time to make the movie freely available to the Clubhouse and ALTA subscribers:
Here you go:

Thanks Will!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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