AN EVENING WITH PETER COYOTE
DISCUSSION, FILM CLIPS & BOOK SIGNING
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WEDNESDAY,MAY 27 • 7:00
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We welcome Peter Coyote back to the Rafael stage to celebrate his new book, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education, published by Counterpoint Press. Showing scenes from some of his films, he will discuss his life and work as well as this new volume, a spiritual sequel to his 1998 memoir Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle.
Peter Coyote is an ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism who began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. He has acted in more than 140 films and worked with such directors as Martin Ritt, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski. Constantly in demand for his voice talent, he won an Emmy for narrating the documentary Pacific Century and has also narrated four of Ken Burns’ historical series.
The book’s guiding metaphor reflects on a line in an early Bob Dylan song, in which the “rainman” offers “cures” that represent for Coyote two competing forces: the transcendental power of love and the status-seeking world of wealth and power.
Following the program, Peter Coyote will sign his book, available for sale that night.
CO-PRESENTED BY THE BUDDHIST FILM FOUNDATION