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Entries by George Heymont from 06/2012

Fishing Expeditions

| Posted 06.03.2012 | Arts

From ancient tales of the lost city of Atlantis to Jules Verne's 1870 classic, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, life under the sea has been a never-ending source of fear and fantasy.

Born-Again Musicals

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts

Although I did not get to see the world premiere of Everything's Ducky in 2000, I was delighted with its second incarnation, Lucky Duck, which was recently given a splendid production by the folks at Berkeley Playhouse.

Talented Newbies

| Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts

No one expects a teenager to suddenly be hailed as the next Mozart or Martin Scorsese. But, as three films screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival clearly demonstrate, an impressive new generation of filmmakers is starting to deliver some very exciting work.

The Walking Wounded Go Looking for Love

| Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts

If you're the kind of person who loves family scenes in which a doting parent reads a bedtime story to a child, stand warned that Love and Anger is about as far removed from The Princess Bride as you can possibly get.

Don't Let Go of Your Dream

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts

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The Parenting Trap

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

If there is one area of grave concern for any parent, it is the thought that their child is vulnerable to attack. But what happens when the child of your dreams -- the apple of your eye -- starts acting like a belligerent little bastard?

Gonif With the Wind

| Posted 06.24.2012 | Arts

If there is one drawback to Annenberg's film it's that viewers may be torn between trying to read the rapidly changing subtitles while listening to people speaking conversational Yiddish onscreen for the first time in decades.

Lover, Come Back to Me

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

One of the strongest assets of LGBT film festivals (which accept gay couples as not just a given, but as a norm) is that they allow audiences to enjoy romantic farces in which a protagonist's sexual orientation might be the very least of his worries.