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.
Loving - Film Review

‘Loving’ a forgotten but vitally important part of American history (Film Review)

Loving is director Jeff Nichols’ most acclaimed film yet and the one most likely to win Academy awards. It has been featured in film festivals in Cannes, Toronto, Austin TX, Mill Valley and Telluride CO. This American story of challenging struggle and ultimate triumph is brought to life wonderfully...
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu Review and Video

‘The Natives are Restless’ a stirring visit to Hawai’ian culture

Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu showcases the latest developments in hula dance and Hawai’ian political activism.
Common - Review at Masonic, San Francisco

Common at the Masonic: A Fundraiser for Black Girls Code (Review)

Kimberly Bryant, who founded Black Girls Code (BGC) in 2011, has a vision – to increase the number of women of color in the digital world by empowering girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields through exposure to computer science and technology. To that end the nonprofit...
Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Film Review

Haunting “Neither Heaven Nor Earth” not to be missed

While on a mission in Afghanistan, a French captain's men begin to disappear. Clément Cogitore's war mystery features a thoughtful script, and brilliant performance by Jeremie Renier.
An Evening in Paris with Madeleine Peyroux and the San Francisco Symphony

An Evening in Paris with Madeleine Peyroux and the San Francisco Symphony (Review)

Earlier this year a concert by Madeleine Peyroux in the countryside of England was said to fill a church hall with spiritual humanism. Her subsequent album, released in July 2016, is titled “Secular Hymns.” During her recent concert with the SF Symphony, focused on “An Evening in Paris,” she combined...

San Francisco Jazz: Kim Nalley radiant, at top of her game (Review)

Kim describes this new album as a journey of African Americans in the new world – sacred, profane, good times and bad times.
Zero Days - Film Review

Zero Days: There are no rules of engagement for cyber weapons

As you watch Alex Gibney's latest documentary, prepare to be transported, just as you were with 'Inside Job' narrated by Matt Damon in 2010.
Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever - San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Heartthrobs: ‘Biggest Boy Band Ever’

A pleasant evening at the Nourse, with San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.

Thomas Biedegain’s ‘Les Cowboys’ rewards viewer (Review)

Ambitious French film features a working-class family in rural France experiencing great trauma.
Maggie's Plan Film Review - San Francisco International Film Festival

Romantic comedy ‘Maggie’s Plan’ a surprise highlight at SFIFF (Review)

A surprise highlight of the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, Maggie’s Plan provides an intriguing take on romantic comedies. Single and hearing her biological time clock ticking, college administrator Maggie looks for a sperm donor. Walking through the park on a sunny day, she confers with Tony, her...