Thursday, November 01, 2007

SOUL FOOD: Music At Pacific, DAISY, Kathleen Norris, more

Lots going on around Pacific Theatre in the next several days! Browse the PT blog for lots of news, including...

An invitation to the first of our Music At Pacific chamber concerts, a series of intimate theatre-themed concerts with cellist Brian Mix and the Pacific Rim Quartet – that's this Sunday, Nov 4, at 3pm!

Cool photos and all the details on DRIVING MISS DAISY, closing Nov 10

Background on the Nov 6 Stage & Screen evening I'll be hosting with cinematographer Jan Kiesser and stage director Sarah Rodgers

A lovely DAISY review from the Georgia Straight

And the ongoing adventures of such PT artists as Craig Erickson, Lisa Ravensbergen, Anthony Ingram, Todd Thomson, Kyle Rideout, Jason Goode, Lucia Frangione, Michael Kopsa, Julia Mackey, Seana Lee Wood and Yours Truly.

THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING closes this Saturday at TWU.

Nov 14 at the VAG, Kathleen Norris talks about Christmas and launches a Christmas book.

And Nov 20, I'll be joining other Vancouver artists Lucia Frangione, Barney Bentall, Bud Osborne, Karly Warkentin and many more for Kitchen Aid, a benefit to help Grandview Church help the Downtown East Side.

And when it comes to Soul Food Movies... LARS & THE REAL GIRL opens Friday: this years's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE?... As does this year's Palme d'Or winner from Romania, the abortion-themed 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND TWO DAYS... And in continuing runs, INTO THE WILD has a surprisingly potent spiritual payoff, DAN IN REAL LIFE (by PIECES OF APRIL director/writer Peter Hedges) isn't nearly as slick as the trailer makes you think, MICHAEL CLAYTON is as smart a genre screenplay as you'll ever see, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD comes with huge critical cred, Wes Anderson Goes To India in THE DARJEELING LIMITED, and Julie Taymor's sentimental but splendiferous ACROSS THE UNIVERSE plays on like the long fade-out on "Hey Jude"....

Pronunciation: \splen-ˈdi-f(ə-)rəs\
Etymology: splendor + -i- + -ferous
Date: 1843
: extraordinarily or showily impressive
splen·dif·er·ous·ly adverb
splen·dif·er·ous·ness noun

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