Mahler on the Couch

Mahler on the Couch (Mahler auf der couch) Directed by Percy and Felix AdlonStarring: Johannes Silberschneider, Karl Markovics and Barbara RomanerRun Time: 97 minutesIn German with English subtitles When is a film's subject matter so compelling that it  ...

The King’s Speech

Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech" The King's Speech Directed by Tom Hooper Screenplay by David Seider Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter Run Time: 118 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated R  ...

The Tempest

Left to right: Helen Mirren, Felcity Jones and Djimon Hounsou in Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" The Tempest Directed by Julie TaymorScreenplay by William Shakespeare and Julie TaymorRun Time: 110 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG13 http://tempest-themovie.com/ If there's an actor  ...

Ahead of Time

Ahead of Time Documentary directed by Bob RichmanRun Time: 73 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedIn English and Hebrew, subtitled http://www.ruthgruberthemovie.com/ Ruth Gruber was a journalist and photo-journalist before that was a "proper" career for a woman. She was the  ...

Genuis Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter RaymontRun Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://glenngouldmovie.com/ Artists are among the most difficult subjects for filmmakers, whether in documentary or fiction films. Who  ...

Beth Sholom

Frank Lloyd Wright, 20th-century America’s most famous and probably greatest architect, was a busy man: in addition to about 200 private houses, he designed churches, schools, colleges, and office buildings; a tennis club and an amusement park; banks, hotels, shops,  ...

Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler, Before the Olympics   In case you’ve been doing a Rip van Winkle for the past several years, here’s breaking news: Whistler, British Columbia, will be one of the sites (with Vancouver) of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  For summer  ...

The California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park, San Francisco http://www.calacademy.org/ The newly remodeled California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park across from the almost-new (2006) de Young Museum, is not your grandmother’s natural history  ...

California’s Other Wine Country

What’s north of San Francisco? Ask many out-of-state visitors, and the only answer you’ll hear is “Napa Valley.” Yes, Napa is gorgeous, studded with wineries and laced with roads winding through the oak-covered hillsides. But Northern California is home  ...