Jeanne Powell

Jeanne is a published poet and essayist. She holds degrees from Wayne State University and the University of San Francisco. Jeanne has taught in the CS, UB and OLLI programs at universities in the City. Her books in print include MY OWN SILENCE and WORD DANCING from Taurean Horn Press.
Wakhri SF Film Festival encore weekend

SF International Film Festival – Encore Weekend

If you could not fit all your film choices into the recent San Francisco International Film Festival, fear not. Here is your second chance to feast on a delicious sampling of what was offered at the 67th festival. From May 2nd to May 4th, the Roxie Theater in San Francisco...
Didi - San Francisco Film Festival SFFILM

In San Francisco: SFFilm International Festival

Well known for being rooted in the art of film appreciation, the SFFilm Festival returns to the Bay Area for its 67th year. Headquartered in the former Presidio military base, the Festival is scheduled to show movies in San Francisco venues such as the Marina Theatre, Vogue Theatre and Walt...
How to Have Sex - Mostly British Film Festival San Francisco

Mostly British Film Festival returns to San Francisco

Just around the corner is a cinematic treat for San Francisco Bay area film fans -- the Mostly British Film Festival returns.  Beginning February 15th, the Vogue Theatre hosts movies and documentaries from New Zealand, the UK, India, South Africa, Ireland and Australia. This is the 16th annual tribute...
American Fiction - Film Review

Film Review: ‘American Fiction’ and cluelessness in communication

American Fiction 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly entertaining' Directed by Cord Jefferson Written by Cord Jefferson and Percival Everett Starring Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz American Fiction opened in December 2023 to great expectations. Could first-time director Cord Jefferson successfully bring the wit, satire and parody of the 2001 novel...
Audra McDonald with San Francisco Symphony - Stark Insider Review

In Review: Audra McDonald and another delightful evening with SF Symphony

Audra McDonald with San Francisco Symphony 4 out of 5 stars - 'A Delightful Evening' Vocalist Audra McDonald San Francisco Symphony Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco Symphony advertises: "Whether it’s an off-the-wall escapade or a desert island classic, it’s all here in the … 2023-24 season." California Festival, Signature Salonen, New Conceptions, Inspirations, Choice...
Joan Baez I Am a Noise - film review on Stark Insider

‘Joan Baez I Am a Noise’: A wealth of information and a trunkful of musical memories

Joan Baez I Am a Noise 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly Recommended' Directed by Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle, Karen O'Connor Starring Joan Baez, Hanna Shykind, Joan Baez Sr. 2023 | 1h 53m In theaters Miri Navasky, Karen O’Connor and Maeve O’Boyle directed this captivating documentary about folk singer and political activist Joan Baez....
'Invisible Beauty' documentary film review on Stark Insider

‘Invisible Beauty’ Film Review: “This is my world too”

Invisible Beauty 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly Recommended' Directed by Bethann Hardison, Frédéric Tcheng Written by Bethann Hardison, Frédéric Tcheng Starring Tyson Beckford, Stephen Burrows, Naomi Campbell 2023 | 1h 55m In theaters Bethann Hardison is a neo-renaissance generalist in the world of high fashion. It is not surprising that she co-directed this intriguing...
Oppenheimer Film Review - Directed by Christopher Nolan
Joy Ride to open CAAMFest film festival in San Francisco - Asian Art Museum

San Francisco: ‘Joy Ride’ to open CAAMFest at the Asian Art Museum

The Center for Asian American Media invites all communities to experience CAAMFest in its annual presentation of Asian and Asian American films and culture.  The festival runs May 11-21 and will be a fully in-person event for the first time in several years. “CAAMFest 2023 is a call to gather,...
Stephen Curry: Underrated - Documentary Film - SFFilm Festival

‘Stephen Curry: Underrated’ to open Longest-running film festival in San Francisco

Film festival season has arrived. A high point of the spring season is SFFilm, considered the longest-running film festival in the Americas. For eleven days beginning April 13th, a multiplicity of venues will feature intriguing narratives, documentaries and short features from all over the world. This year’s films will be...