Upcoming Film Events at Naro Cinema

Upcoming Film Events at Naro Cinema

  MEETING GORBACHEV   Werner Herzog, interviews one of the world’s greatest living politicians, Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union. Now 88, living outside Moscow and battling illness, we’re offered a last chance to learn about true...
FILM: Hallelujah! Zen For Nothing

FILM: Hallelujah! Zen For Nothing

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema I’ve recently come across a few popular artists who followed a calling to walk along the Buddhist path. They include the recently departed singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen, known for such beautiful ballads as “Suzanne,” “Hallelujah,”...
NARO: What Would A Citizens’ Democracy Look Like?

NARO: What Would A Citizens’ Democracy Look Like?

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema When retrieving my mail these days, I’m dismayed by the sheer volume of right-wing solicitations I find invading my mailbox. The mailings come from organizations such as Make America Great Again, The Trump Coalition, The Heritage...
Synthetic Biology: Who Decides the Future of Evolution?

Synthetic Biology: Who Decides the Future of Evolution?

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema As I’ve grown older, along with those around me, I find myself naturally contemplating life and death more than ever. My feelings about the fragility and impermanence of life have replaced the hubris and confidence of my youth. I’m...
PREVIEW: Festival Of Jewish Film 2019

PREVIEW: Festival Of Jewish Film 2019

By Jim Roberts Ty Kelly has worn a lot of baseball uniforms over the course of his career—from the Loyola Marymount Lions and UC Davis Aggies in college to the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets in the major leagues—but the one that has meant the most to him was...
The Best-Fiction Films of 2018

The Best-Fiction Films of 2018

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema We love documentaries at the Naro. Our midweek New Non-Fiction Film series with speakers and discussion continues to gain popularity in the age of Trump. As we search for what’s wrong in our system that has given us such a dystopian...