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.
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.
Free Chol Soo Lee, directed by Eugene Yi and Julie Ha.

CAAMFest will feature in-person events across San Francisco and Oakland after two years of pandemic restrictions

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) presents its annual film festival May 12 - 22 in San Francisco
SFFilm Big Nights include Jamie Sisley’s Stay Awake at the Castro opening night

Indie Film: ‘Stay Awake’ to open 65th San Francisco Film Festival

Alright, alright, alright, it is that time again. The San Francisco Film Festival (SFFilm) is returning for 11 days of groundbreaking films, in-person interviews and community events. After two years of necessary pandemic limitations, some restrictions have been lifted and most of the films will be screened in person at...
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...