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.
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.”
La La Land - Mill Valley Film Festival - Interview Video

Mill Valley Film Festival returns to San Francisco Bay Area for 45th season

Frances McDormand will be in attendance for the presentation of Women Talking, recipient of a Mind The Gap award.
Breaking Film Review - John Boyega
We Feed People - Documentary by Ron Howard - Film Review - Stark Insider

Film Review: Waking up with purpose in ‘We Feed People’

"We not only feed people. We create systems."
Benediction - film review on Stark Insider

Film Review: “Benediction’ a poignant, intriguing look into the War years and postwar letdown

Benediction 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly Recommended' Directed by Terence Davies Written by Terence Davies Starring Tom Blyth, Jack Lowden Kate Phillips 2021 | PG-13 | 2h 17min In Theaters A highlight of film festivals this year, Benediction stars Jack Lowden as Siegfried Sassoon, one of the celebrated poets of the Great War (1914-1918)....
Benediction Review - Terence Davies - San Francisco International Film Festival

SFIFF Highlights: 892, Benediction, We Feed People

Three must see films from the latest San Francisco International Film Festival.