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.

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...

SFIFF Standout Cinema: ‘Neither Heaven Nor Earth’ and ‘Les Cowboys’

The 59th edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped earlier this month, and, once again, did not disappoint, bringing to the big screen international, indie, and cultural gems. Jeanne Powell attended SFIFF and highlights a few of her favorite films. Look for full reviews and more from SFIFF...
Sweet Bean - Film Review

‘Sweet Bean’: Do you believe a recipe can change a person’s life? (Review)

Sweet Bean is a delicious film from Naomi Kawase, the Japanese director who gave us The Mourning Forest and Still the Water. It was an official selection of last year’s Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, and is highly recommended. The film is adapted from the novel...