Lloyd Suh - Playwright - The Chinese Lady - Magic Theatre, San Francisco

What’s Happening: ‘Chinese Lady’ to kick off Magic Theatre 2019-2020 season

The Chinese Lady is scheduled to kick off Magic Theatre's 2019-2020 season. Lloyd Suh's play, inspired by a true story, tells the story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to arrive on American soil. Mina Morita directs. The run is scheduled for October 9 through November 3, 2019.In...

What’s Happening: Kronos Festival at SFJAZZ (Review)

During its 2019-2020 season the SFJAZZ Center will feature more than 400 concerts in its Civic Center location. Included are residencies by such luminaries as Marcus Shelby. Last April the venue hosted the NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert which honored Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman and Dorthaan Kirk.Late...
Review: Beautiful Carole King Musical at SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco

San Francisco Stage: Feel-good Carole King musical hits all the right notes

Leaving the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in a good mood, you won’t even mind the traffic jam outside the theater.
Mamma Mia! cast at San Jose Stage Company - Theater News

What’s Happening: Musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ coming to San Jose Stage Company

On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

What’s Happening: CAAMFest 37 film festival celebrates Asian cultures

Celebrating nearly two decades of Asian American film and culture, CAAMFest returns to San Francisco for ten days packed with movies, music and cuisine, presented by the Center for Asian American Media.In a warm press release from Mayor London Breed, CAAMFest is honored as a showcase "for the richness...
Film Review: 'When I'm A Moth'

Film Review: ‘When I’m a Moth’ a fascinating film inspired by a line or two from Hillary Clinton memoir

A parable about America, political narratives, and the absence of free will.
Maya Rudolph in Wine Country directed by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ to premiere May 10 on Netflix

This one's good. What's it called again?White wine.Ugh. Freakin' love it.Amy Poehler's Wine Country has a release date. Look for the film May 10th on Netflix.A mid-life crisis. Vineyards. One-liners. And... The Bangles. This one has it all based on what we're seeing in the movie trailer (see below),...
SFFILM Review: 'Official Secrets'

Film Capsule Review: ‘Official Secrets’ at SFFILM

Based on the book, "The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War" by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, Official Secrets at the SFFILM Festival unfolds in the tradition of All The President’s Men and Three Days of the Condor.A loyal citizen comes into possession of sensitive information which places her...
SFFILM Review: 'When I'm a Moth'

Film Capsule Review: ‘When I’m a Moth’ at SFFILM

When I'm a Moth is an intriguing film, told in a dreamy visual style that fictionalizes a moment in Hillary Rodham’s life, just before she enters law school. Inspired by a brief reference in Hillary’s memoir, co-directors Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak speculate with sensitivity and poetic imagination on...