Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 10.27.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Smoke mask N95 - to combat smoke in the air from the latest Northern California fires

2. Electricity - San Francisco is one of the cities in the bay area that did not undergo power outages

There is an apocalyptic vibe here. I wonder if zombies are on the horizon.

3. San Francisco Tea Festival - sampling pu-erh


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Author event:


City Arts & Lectures presented authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in conversation with author Bernice Yeung. Towards the end of the conversation they were joined by Rowena Chiu, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein in 1998 (seated far left in picture above).

She Said:
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
-True Crime, Feminism | Goodreads


Book Passage of Corte Madera and the Curran theatre presented author Ronan Farrow in conversation with Clara Jeffery, editor-in-chief of Mother Jones for the release of Catch and Kill.

Catch and Kill:
Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
by Ronan Farrow
-True Crime, Feminism | Goodreads


The San Francisco Public Library presented author Tommy Orange in Conversation with SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck in celebration of selecting Tommy's novel, There There for the 15th Annual One City One Book.

There There
by Tommy Orange
-Literary, Native American | Goodreads


The San Francisco Public Library with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University and Angel City Press presented filmmaker, author Arthur Dong and his new book.

Hollywood Chinese:
The Chinese in American Feature Films
by Arthur Dong
-History, Asian American, Film | Goodreads


AND watched: in theatre

Linda Ronstadt (2019)
The Sound of My Voice
Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton
-Documentary, Biography, Music | imdb | my rating: 5

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

FASCINATING. Caught up with what ever happened to Linda moments.

The Lighthouse (2019)
Director: Robert Eggers
Writers: Max Eggers, Robert Eggers
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson
-Drama, Fantasy, Horror | imdb | my rating: 5

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

LOVED the Herman Melville speak. Male-centric, mythology and metaphors. Black and white was beautifully done.


Parasite (2019)
Gisaengchung (original title)
Director/Screenplay: Bong Joon Ho (as Joon-ho Bong)
Screenplay: Jin Won Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park
-Comedy, Drama, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

ANXIETY ridden thriller of the haves and have-nots. Secrets and smells.

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* updated my Blog All About It: Shiver post (here)

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3 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you may need smoke masks and that there is a apocalyptic vibe.
    I didn't really think about it but there was a bit of post-apocalyptic vibe after Hurricane Michael when we had no power for several weeks and the trees were devastated. A year out we are still trying to recover.
    I am praying for those facing the fires in California (including my brother, his stepchildren and two nephews).
    The Lighthouse trailers look very creepy.
    Enjoy your tea and reading!

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  2. The tea festival looks fun.

    Have a good week. Stay safe.

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  3. Yeay for no power outages! They suck. Have a good week!

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