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Schools of Hard Knocks

George Heymont | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

These two productions new to San Francisco are set in niche educational situations that each have a peculiar sense of urgency. Why do films about the educational process immediately capture my attention?

Trapped in Limbo

George Heymont | Posted 05.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two Bay area premieres showcased the struggles of unlucky souls trapped in radically different cultures on opposite sides of the planet.

Building Character

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Young actors may be more inclined toward portraying action adventure heroes or romantic leads. However, as an artist ages, their wrinkles, scars, and a certain kind of sadness in their eyes become unexpected and extremely powerful professional assets.

The Inside Scoop

George Heymont | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From psychics who claim to be communicating with the soul of the dead octopus to hucksters trying to establish whether Paul is an English or German citizen, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus gives new meaning to Barnum's claim that "There's a sucker born every minute."

Women on the Verge

George Heymont | Posted 04.21.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Joy Carlin has directed the Bay area premiere of Body Awareness with a keen sensitivity to the kinds of remarks that can quickly escalate a misunderstanding to the point where two people might seem close to ending a relationship.

Unimaginable Environmental Crises (Don't Mess With Mother Nature)

George Heymont | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, and boy gets to marry girl. But then girl turns into a tree and uses her roots to drag boy underground so that she can, once more, lie naked beside him and hold him in her arms.