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Short Docs festival touches hearts and minds
The second edition of the Lamorinda Short Docs festival and competition was a vibrant testimony of the budding local visual talents the region holds.
In a time when images and videos ...
By Sophie Braccini

California Shakespeare Theater shakes up 'As You Like It'
New California Shakespeare Theater director Eric Ting has defined an artistic line guiding the East Bay Shakespearean company toward contemporary social relevance, and better accessibility to the great classic work.
By Sophie Braccini

Film Clips
Lamorinda Theatres have several events planned for the month of May and there is something for people of all ages.
Forget this year's Oscar mishap. See Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at ...
By Derek Zemrak

Film Clips
Diana Serra Cary ("Baby Peggy") will be inducted into the Classic Film Hall of Fame in The Rheem Theatre at 7 p.m. on April 22.
Cary, 98, the only living silent screen movie star, will ...
By Derek Zemrak

Film Clips
John DiResta will bring laughter to the Orinda Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday April 13. DiResta is the real deal. He was raised on the rough and tumble streets of Long Island where he made fun of people. If you got mocked by John DiResta then you were in with the "in" ...By Derek Zemrak

Film Clips
Looking for something other than a beast at the movies? Check out "The Sense of an Ending" now playing at the Orinda Theatre. The movie is far different from Disney's mega blockbuster, live-action "Beauty and the Beast."
By Derek Zemrak

'Zucchini' is a poignant, real family film
This month the International Film Showcase offers a Swiss-French film, "My Life as A Zucchini, directed by Claude Barras. It's a beautiful animated movie that engaged the work of over 100 artists. This movie is a delicate and charming tale of resilience, hope and love ...By Sophie Braccini

LAC honors young local artists
The energy and excitement was palpable as close to 300 student artists and their families awaited the announcement of this year's winners of the High School Visual Arts Competition hosted by the Lamorinda Arts Council.
By Kara Navolio

Film Clips
"Logan" is rated R and Director James Mangold ("Walk the Line," "The Wolverine," "Girl Interrupted") sets the tone with the first word spoken in the film.
"Logan," the second R-rated ...
By Derek Zemrak

Town Hall's 'Smokey Joe's Cafe is a delicious musical delight
It seems that musicals are in the air...and this one is for our utmost delight. "Smokey Joe's Caf‚," opened to a sold out audience on March 4 at Lafayette's Town Hall Theater.
The ...
By Sophie Braccini

Film Clips
At 4:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 there will be an awesome Sci-Fi event at the Rheem Theatre. Join us for a special comedy matinee as comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola presents "Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters!"
By Derek Zemrak

Review: 'The Salesman' is profound and universal
For the third time this year the International Film Showcase in Orinda will feature an Oscar-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Lamorinda has already been treated to two others: "A Man Called Ove" from Denmark, "Tanna" from Vanuatu - and now the very powerful ...By Sophie Braccini

Film Clips
"Lion" may be the most overlooked movie of 2016. It recently received six Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture but not many people have seen this amazing film. "Lion" is a long-shot at winning the Oscar for Best Picture but I would say it is the front-runner to ...By Derek Zemrak

Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents its latest concert, Winter Gems
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra is inviting all true fans of musical discovery to a voyage through space, time and form for its winter concert.
As Maestro Lawrence Kohl explains it, ...
By Sophie Braccini

Town Hall's 'Angels in America' wins Best Director, Best Actor awards
Town Hall Theatre of Lafayette was honored with two Shellie Awards for its 2016 production of Tony Kushner's cutting- edge drama "Angels in America: Perestroika." Town Hall's former artistic director Joel Roster received the Best Director award for his role in ...Submitted by Linda Drucker

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