Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 4:15 pm
Phone: (415) 454-1222
Bay Area filmmaker Tal Skloot will present his film portrait of Bob Coomber, who will join him for discussion. 4 Wheel Bobfollows 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. Bob had grown up in Piedmont in a family of avid backpackers and, while hiking in his early 20s, shattered his leg in a struggle related to juvenile diabetes and subsequent osteoporosis. After a period of depression, Bob adopted a philosophy of “no excuses” and, confined to his wheelchair, took increasingly strenuous hikes, using only his arms to get around. And as you will see, the Kearsarge Pass can be a dangerous climb. Producer/Director: Tal Skloot. (US 2017) 72 min. plus discussion.
Tickets: Adult - $11.50, Child/Senior - $8.25. Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901