Posted by Bruce Robinson in youth , volunteer , teens , students , speaker , public safety , musician , music , law enforcement , jail , gangs , education , children , California , author , arts
Only a few things can transcend the histories and circumstances of the hardened inmates at San Quentin prison. Music is one of them.
Sebastopol guitarist and youth advocate Buzzy Martin will read from his book and talk about his experiences at Copperfield's Books in Sebstopol, Thursday evening, September 16 at 7 pm.
Posted by Bruce Robinson in Santa Rosa , recreation , nonprofit orgs , media , events , business , arts
The Rialto Cinemas Lakeside will close their doors at the end of next week, and re-emerge, at least partially, in a new location several weeks later.
The North Bay Report previously reported on the Rialto's lease loss here. And here's a link to more information about the Sixth Street Playhouse.
Meanwhile, the final chapter of the first phase of the Rialto's history will play out next weekend, with a final day of regular film screenings on Sunday, August 22, followed by a final night celebration on Monday August 23. Part of that ticketed event will include the chance to see one of five favorite films that Ky has selected specially for the occasion.
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Whether Jack London set his stories in the harsh Yukon winter, the savage beauty of south Pacific islands, or contemporary American society, his insight into human behavior keeps them compelling now. That was the attraction behind the latest effort to convert London’s fiction to film.
Burning Daylight is set in 1920s New York, but it was actually shot entirely in and around Toronto. Writer-Director Sanzhar Sultanov says his hometown made a good stand-in for the Big Apple.
There will be a special preview screening of Burning Daylight Monday, August 9 at 7 pm at the Sebastiani Theater in Sonoma, as a benefit for the Jack London Foundation. Sultanov will be present for a question and answer session after the film is shown. Advance tickets can be purchased here. Watch the trailer for Burning Daylight:
Posted by Bruce Robinson in speaker , peace , nonprofit orgs , media , Marin , Ideas , homeless , families , current events , children , author , arts
Holding on to old emotional wounds and resentments can be hard on your health, as well as your psyche. International Forgiveness Day, which is observed on August 8th, promotes the healing of those hurts.
Dr. Frederic Luskin, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, says practicing forgiveness offers numerous benefits.
Twin brothers Noah and Logan Miller, the co-writers and co-directors of the film Touching Home, say their autobiographical story of coming to terms with their difficult alcoholic father has resonated with a great many other families that had lived through similar issues.
The Logan brothers will be among the recipients of one of four awards at this year's International Forgiveness Day observation Aug. 8 in San Rafael, recognition that they find particularly meaningful.
See the trailer for Touching Home: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJSPluCR2PE 360x240]