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Poetry readings feature Tranströmer’s work

Davis Poet Laureate James Lee Jobe continues his online poetry reading series on Friday, May 30, with the poems of the late Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer. This free reading will be posted online by 7:30 p.m. at both http://james-lee-jobe.blogspot.com/ and at http://www.youtube.com/jamesleejobe. Email [email protected]365体育投注 with any questions.

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’: A disappointing bloom

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Three stars Starring (voices): Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Ewen Bremner, Lynda Baron, Morwenna Banks and Rasmus Hardiker Rating: PG, for no particular reason Sloppy storytelling mars this visually sumptuous fantasy By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli clearly has inspired the look […]

‘Driveways’: Park yourself in front of this one!

365体育投注‘Driveways’ Four stars Starring: Brian Dennehy, Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, Jerry Adler, Christine Ebersole, Robyn Payne, Jeter Rivera and Sophia DiStefano Rating: Not rated, but with some blunt profanity Strong, subtle acting highlights this sensitive little drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic There are movie stars and there are actors. And, rarely, there are […]

Arts & Humanities Graduate Exhibition moves to museum website

365体育投注UC Davis College of Letters and Science graduate students aren’t letting the lack of a physical space stop them from celebrating and sharing their work with the public. The Arts & Humanities 2020 Graduate Exhibition, usually held at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, will instead take place on the museum […]

UC Davis celebrates 20th annual film festival with online screenings

The 20th annual Film Fest @ UC Davis will take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28, with online screenings of short films by UCD students. The festival shows works that are eight minutes or less and created by undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. The films cover a variety of genres and styles, […]

‘AntigoneNOW’ takes theater online at UC Davis

365体育投注The UC Davis department of theater and dance will present a radical new hybrid performance film of Sophocles’ classic tragedy titled “AntigoneNOW.” Free to the public, the production will be live online for a 24-hour period on Saturday, May 23, beginning at midnight. “Antigone NOW” features a culturally diverse ensemble of female-identifying actors, each in seclusion […]

‘Apollo 11’: To infinity, and beyond!

365体育投注‘Apollo 11’ Five stars  Starring: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton, Clifford E. Charlesworth and dozens of the CAPCOM support team Rating: G, and suitable for all ages Captivating documentary depicts the debut moon landing By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic The images haven’t lost their power, and I’m sure they never will. […]

Natsoulas exhibit pays tribute to essential workers

The John Natsoulas Gallery is presenting a tribute to the essential workers of the United States who have sacrificed to provide food and services for an entire population during a global pandemic. Titled “A Working Lense,” this exhibition is installed in the public space outside the gallery walls at 521 First St. in Davis. The […]

Davis Youth Flute Choir plays virtual concert

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, recorded a virtual concert in a project called, “Spring Break 2020, Covid19.” Of the three pieces for the project, “Danny Boy,” is recorded by four high school seniors and Kuper. It is dedicated to all the high school and college seniors whose spring activities […]

Jobe will read his own poems this week

This week, Davis Poet Laureate James Lee Jobe will give an online reading of his own poems. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, the reading will be posted at http://james-lee-jobe.blogspot.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/jamesleejobe. These weekly readings are always free of charge and family friendly. Email [email protected]365体育投注 with any questions.

‘The Half of It’: A complete joy

365体育投注‘The Half of It’ Four stars Starring: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Collin Chou, Wolfgang Novogratz and Becky Ann Baker Rating: PG-13, and needlessly, for fleeting profanity Gentle teen rom-com moves in poignant directions By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Writer/director Alice Wu’s “The Half of It” is a charming, high school-oriented riff on […]

UC Davis artist lecture series continues online

The UC Davis Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series hosts artist, author and educator Harry Gamboa Jr. online from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21. Gamboa was the founder and director of the international performance troupe Virtual Vérité, and a co-founder of Asco in Los Angeles. His artwork recently has been exhibited nationally at the Museum Ludwig, […]

Forgotten debuts: Did they show promise?

Plenty of A-list talent began under very modest circumstances By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Some actors make stunning film debuts in major splashy roles: Orson Welles in 1941’s “Citizen Kane,” Julie Andrews in 1964’s “Mary Poppins,” Meryl Streep in 1977’s “Juli,” and Edward Norton in 1996’s “Primal Fear,” among others. Horror films account for […]

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