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Ed, Nov 16, 2017

The plot of Wonderstruck sounds like a rhapsodic fable, blending childlike whimsy and New York City nostalgia to tell a story buoyed by orchestral music and magnificent visuals. The film follows two 12-year olds, a girl in 1927 and a boy in 1977, each navigating the American Museum of Natural History by themselves, and each deaf (the girl born that way, the boy after a recent accident). The museum links them together in some mysterious way and the director Todd Haynes attempts to illuminate that connection. But he is often overly concerned with details and the film gets bogged down in the particulars of the plot when it could have easily engrossed the audience in its mood and atmosphere alone.

spectator, Nov 16, 2017

 The filmmakers behind Marshall understand what it takes to make a successful biography. Instead of attempting to cram an entire life into two hours, they have targeted a single representative event from the life of 20th century African-American icon Thurgood Marshall. By limiting the film’s time-frame, the narrative is allowed to breathe and, as a result, we get a distinct snapshot not only of the main character but of the setting that resulted in his historical importance.

spectator, Nov 16, 2017

This is effectively a sequel to the excellent 1997 movie, Mrs. Brown, which detailed Queen Victoria’s friendship with Scotsman John Brown – a relationship that lasted from shortly after the death of her husband, Prince Albert, until Brown’s death in the 1880s. Both that earlier movie and Victoria and Abdulstar the marvelous Judi Dench as the queen and her performance provides the strongest element of continuity. Dench aged twenty years between the two movies and has little difficulty playing an older, wearier Victoria. In 1887 Victoria met the common-born Indian Muslim Abdul Karim and the two remained close until her death in early 1901.

Editor, Oct 28, 2017

The Arts Council November Newsletter is now available. You may read it here.

Gail Perry, Oct 28, 2017

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Thursday, September 7, 5:30-7pm
Downtown Anaheim Community Center
FOCUS: A New Beginning!

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Art in Public Places,
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