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Entries by George Heymont from 05/2011

Breathing New Life Into Old Art

| Posted 05.01.2011 | Arts

For those whose circumstances made it impossible to get an advanced degree in art history, there are plenty of programs now available on television an...

San Francisco's Magic Theatre Triumphs with the West Coast premiere of The Lily's Revenge

| Posted 05.05.2011 | Arts

A gifted playwright and performer with a powerful voice in print and song, Taylor Mac's "rolling premiere" of The Lily's Revenge opened at the Magic Theatre last week and is, without doubt, cause for celebration.

What Happens To The Gifted Child Who Is Poor?

| Posted 05.13.2011 | Arts

Only When I Dance, is the kind of film that has the audience on the verge of tears as it follows two poor Brazilian ballet students in their quest to escape the slums of Rio de Janiero.

Where Is Miss Marple When You Really Need Her?

| Posted 05.15.2011 | Arts

Certain genre spoofs derive an extra layer of fun from the simple fact that they are shot in black and white. Larry Blamire's loving tribute to 1930s "dark house horror flicks," Dark and Stormy Night, embraces and celebrates every cliché of the genre.

Surfing Opposites: Hawaii's North Shore Versus Munich's Eisbach

| Posted 05.20.2011 | Arts

For me, the appeal of a surfing documentary isn't about the music or the surfers hanging out on the beach. It's the thrill of being able to watch spectacular film footage captured by someone willing to take the kind of risks that make my blood run cold.

Zayd Dohrn's Reborning Receives a Brilliant World Premiere

| Posted 05.22.2011 | Arts

After Daizy gave her a job, Kelly developed a strange interest in sculpting latex babies. Many of her clients bring her pictures of their lost infants and pay Kelly handsomely for her work.

Fresh From The Incubator -- The Best of PlayGround Festival

| Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

Based in Berkeley, California, PlayGround is an intensely creative incubator program for aspiring playwrights in which a monthly topic is assigned to participants.

When Worlds Collide: Mismatched Music Documentaries

| Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts

Sometimes, pairing documentaries about forms of musical expression that seem completely alien to each other produces a fascinating contrast.