Jodie Foster was barely out of diapers when she started to perform. “I remember my very first time in front of the camera. I had a little tiara and a little tutu and little slippers. I had to walk on stage and say, ‘I am the good fairy.’ I was about 4 or 5. I walked on and said, ‘I am the good fairy,’ and looked past the camera and saw my mom’s face. “She had tears in her eyes, and she was looking at me in this kind of respectful way. As I look back on it now, I remember that as very seminal moment — about watching your children and being so proud that they can walk away from you, and now they don’t need you anymore. That was big moment for me.”.
A few moments later, Oppenheimer has launched into a long, neatly organized chronology of how he came to make “The Act of Killing,” a film that recounts the mass murders of communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals in Indonesia in 1965 and 1966 and documents the massacres’ pernicious aftermath, The film, which was given its premiere last year at the Telluride Film Festival, has been a sensation on the festival circuit for its artful fusing of cinematic baby girl ballet tutu dress vertical, photo print, girls nursery decor, french decor ballerina girls room prints, artifice and truth at its rawest and most unnerving, Oppenheimer not only found a death squad leader and his followers who would speak candidly about their crimes they committed 50 years ago, but they also re-enact those episodes, in lurid, amateurish improvisations derived from the Hollywood genre films they imitated during their most heinous actions..
Old-timers are taken aback by the changes in their community, where crab feeds and an annual family car show count for homespun excitement. “I remember us saying, `Nobody would pay $200,000 for a house in Alviso,’” said Mike Guerrera, 46, a heavy equipment operator who grew up in Alviso and rents from friends. “I have a better deal than most,” he said. “But I could not afford to buy the house I grew up in. It’s ridiculous.”. Guerrera had stopped by Vahl’s Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge — an old-school hangout, on the same corner since 1941 — for karaoke night. The ruins of a 19th-century stagecoach house and an abandoned, historic cannery, once the third-largest in the U.S., are within blocks of Vahl’s. The restaurant’s patrons described their community as “a time capsule” and “a ghost town” — and the next bastion for the tech industry.
Details: Armisen Spirit Award is noon March 11; Lynch Spirit Award is 4:15 p.m, March 11; $15; “Zookeeper’s Wife” is 6:30 p.m, March 12; $20 ($50 with closing reception); all events at California Theatre, San Jose; www.cinequest.org, 4 Pussy Riot Theatre: The Moscow feminist punk band gained worldwide fame with its protests against Russian president Vladimir Putin, which eventually got two members thrown in prison for “hooliganism.” Now members of the band are touring with a new theater performance titled “Revolution,” adapted from musician/writer Maria Alyokhina’s memoir about Pussy Riot’s history and her baby girl ballet tutu dress vertical, photo print, girls nursery decor, french decor ballerina girls room prints, time in prison, The show lands in San Francisco March 10 for one performance only..
“How many people rely on her salary?” said Bell, who has set much of the story in a rehab hospital. “I think after playing her for the past three years, I’m kind of empathetic; I see how she’s driven and really responsible for a lot.”. Britney, she said, was probably on the cusp of the whole reality entertainment fad and, as such, really does have talent to go along with the excess. So Bell tells the story with a lot of empathy, humor and affection for both Britney and musical comedy. In fact, only about 30 percent of the show is pop music. The rest is a homage to musicals, many of which audiences familiar with the genre will recognize as the show unfolds.
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