Jeanne Powell

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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.
Destiny Muhammad curates and performs in SoundBox Resilience

San Francisco Symphony launches Soundbox series on its SFSymphony+ video streaming platform

On demand performances available through Apple and Android apps and also web.
'Linsanity' film, playing at CAAMFest San Francisco film festival

Indie Film: Asian American CAAMFest film screenings underway in San Francisco

CAAMFest, a San Francisco-based film festival, runs May 13-23, 2021. Best in Asian and Asian American stories. Live virtual film screenings. On-demand screenings. Also at FLIX, San Francisco's only drive-in theater at Fort Mason. CAAM, the Center for Asian American Media, has scheduled a robust slate of programming for its 21st annual CAAMFest in...
Concrete Cowboy - Netflix Film Review

Living on borrowed time in ‘Concrete Cowboy’ – Netflix review

A warm and engaging portrait of a working-class community with deep roots.
'Naked Singularity' starring John Boyega, directed by Chase Palmer

San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off April 9, features both live events and streaming programs

In addition to being the longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is, per organizers, "a showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities." The 64th edition runs April 9–18 with both live events and streaming programs,...
Nomadland starring Frances McDormand - Film Review

Film Review: In ‘Nomadland’ Frances McDormand takes to the open road

Nomadland 4 out of 5 stars - 'Highly Recommended' Directed and screenplay by Chloé Zhao Based on the book by Jessica Bruder Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May R | 1h 48min | Drama | 2021 (USA) Review by Jeanne Powell Streaming on Hulu is director Chloe Zhao’s third feature film, Nomadland. Frances McDormand delivers an...
Film Review: "Sylvie's Love'

Film Review: ‘Sylvie’s Love’ makes a convincing case for returning romantic love front and center to movies

Sylvie's Love 4.5 out of 5 stars - 'Uplifting' Directed and written by Eugene Ashe Starring Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria PG-13 | 1h 54min | Drama, Music, Romance | 2020 Review by Jeanne Powell With his second feature film Sylvie's Love, director and writer Eugene Ashe revives the concept of a true romance,...
Take Out Girl Stark Insider Lead Photo

‘Take Out Girl’ Film Review: Hedy Wong literally lights up the screen

Director Hisonni Johnson has generated a lot of buzz with his first feature film, Take Out Girl. Co-writer Hedy Wong literally lights up the screen as Tera, a young restaurant worker in the Low Bottoms section of Los Angeles, wanting to provide a better life for herself and her...
Sundance Film Festival: 'Kajillionaire" film review - Director Miranda July

Film Review: In ‘Kajillionaire’ director Miranda July creates wacky and wistful moments

Throughout it all, southern Los Angeles trembles in a series of earthquakes, most of which are small ones, all of which are symbolic.