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.
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...
Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal in 'Carmen' / Photo: Goalpost Pictures, Courtesy of Sony Picture Classics

In Wine Country: ‘Jules’ starring Ben Kingsley to open Sonoma International Film Festival

Rated as one of the “top ten destination film festivals” by USA Today, the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) opens March 22 for five festive days in wine country. Featuring independent films and a full mix of culinary and social events, the SIFF celebrates its 26th year with a lively...
Emma Mackey as Emily Bronte - Frances O'Connor director

Mostly British Film Festival: It’s a wrap from the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco

Perhaps the oldest movie house in San Francisco, the Vogue Theatre has survived various changes in ownership. Today this venerable repertory cinema is owned by the SF Neighborhood Theater Foundation, and the venue continues to enrich our movie viewing experiences. Currently completing its annual return to the Vogue is the...
Viola Davis in 'The Woman King' Credit: Sony Pictures

‘The Woman King’ driven by dazzling performances by Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu

A film to be experienced and admired for years to come.
The Legend of Molly Johnson - Film Review - Mill Valley Film Festival

Film Review: ‘The Legend of Molly Johnson’, a heroine in any century

This Australian Western is riveting for all the reasons that Westerns invite a confrontation over the moral high ground, and more.
Deconstructing Karen - documentary film review - Stark Insider

‘Deconstructing Karen’ an absorbing documentary about two miracle workers who are changing the world, one dinner at a time

“The work that I do is because of love. I believe you all can deprogram yourselves.”