Jeanne Powell

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.
The Post - Film Review - Meryl Streep
A Christmas Carol Review - San Francisco American Conservatory Theater

‘A Christmas Carol’ at A.C.T. proves once again a wonderful family tradition (Review)

The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Now in its 41st year at A.C.T., A Christmas Carol welcomes the return of James Carpenter as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ken Ruta as the ghost of Jacob Marley. Last weekend...
Review: Seal at San Francisco Symphony

In Review: Seal performs with SF Symphony, receives thunderous standing ovation

The enthusiastic San Francisco audience went “crazy” with excitement.
Hye Jung Lee - San Francisco Opera Review
The Divine Order - Film Review - Mill Valley Film Festival

‘The Divine Order’ a gentle reminder of what the ordinary person can accomplish (Review)

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Film Review

Film Review: Denzel Washington memorable in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

And don’t forget the classic soundtrack ranging from Duke Ellington and Pharoah Sanders to George Clinton Jr. and Marvin Gaye.
Victoria and Abdul - A Film Review

Film Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul’ makes point without bashing viewer over the head

Stephen Frears’ latest film, Victoria and Abdul, is a sequel of sorts to John Madden’s Mrs. Brown from 1997. Both films feature the incomparable Judi Dench as a widowed Queen Victoria, lifted from her deeply held grief by a bold and captivating male servant. Both films are firmly based...
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

Film Review: ‘The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue’

The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue is directed by Yuya Ishii, who also directed Sawako Decides in 2010. This latest film stands out both for its imaginative cinematography by Yoichi Kamakari and for the unusual source of its dialogue – the poetry of Tahi...
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

First Look: Japan Film Festival of San Francisco runs Sept. 1-10, concludes with J-POP Summit

The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first and only film celebration dedicated to Japanese cinema. In its fifth year, the festival in 2017 will feature a variety of genres, presented in the Japanese language with English subtitles. The film festival runs September 1st through 10th, ending with...
Step Film Review

‘Step’ will restore your faith in the human spirit

Uplifting film documents girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.