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.
Boyz II Men in concert with the San Francisco Symphony - Stark Insider Review

In Review: Boyz II Men with the San Francisco Symphony

Boyz II Men with the San Francisco Symphony 4 out of 5 stars - 'A Great Performance' The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) continues to amaze and delight with its widely varied and inclusive programming, appealing to multiple generations and cultures. Founded in 1911 and housed in the splendid Davies Hall since...
Dewey Crumpler: Crossings

What’s Happening: ‘Crossings’ art reception featuring paintings by Dewey Crumpler

From April 6th to June 4th, the Richmond Art Center is presenting the paintings of popular local artist Dewey Crumpler. Curated by the Jenkins Johnson Gallery of San Francisco and New York, the exhibit features an absorbing survey of Crumpler’s "shipping container" work. More than 120 pieces of his art will...
Film Review: 'Stillwater' starring Matt Damon

Film Review: In ‘Stillwater’ who pays the consequences when others get hurt?

Stillwater 3.5 out of 5 stars - 'Recommended' Directed by Tom McCarthy Written by Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré Starring Matt Damon, Camille Cottin, Abigail Breslin 2021 | R | 2h 19min Streaming: YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, Vudu Tom McCarthy honed his skills as a film director and...
THE DUKE is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history.

San Francisco Independent Film: Mostly British Film Festival

Like a distant but beloved relative, the Mostly British Film Festival returns to San Francisco for a week in the middle of March. The Festival was founded in 2009 by Ruthe Stein, former entertainment editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. Each year it has grown in popularity and always returns...
C'mon C'mon film review on Stark Insider

Film Review: ‘C’mon C’mon’ and the delicate complexity of family dynamics

C'mon C'mon 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly Recommended' Directed by Mike Mills Written by Mike Mills Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman, Woody Norman 2021 | R | 1h 49min Streaming: YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, Vudu Director Mike Mills was already on everyone’s radar because of the success of 20th...
Golden Bough - Christmas in a Celtic Land

Golden Bough ‘Christmas in a Celtic Land’: Skill, appreciation for craft and humor win us over (Review)

Christmas in a Celtic Land 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly Recommended' By Golden Bough The Artists: Margie Butler, Paul Epinoza & Kathy Sierra December 17, 2021 Streaming: YouTube Golden Bough is a Celtic music group famed for its winter concerts. Drawing from traditional carols of the United Kingdom, the music group has been...
The Drovers Wife stands out at Mill Valley Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: A hybrid event for its 44th year, ‘The Drovers Wife’ a standout

Mark Fishkin founded the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1977. Through his efforts and the contributions of others, this small festival has grown into an eleven-day event filled with films both local and international, as well as a strong community focus on the Bay area. A hybrid event in...