“No man’s life can be encompassed in one telling. There is no way to give each year its allotted weight, to include each event, each person who helped to shape a lifetime. What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record and try and find one’s way to the heart of the man….” Thus begins Richard Attenborough’s epic 1982 film “Gandhi” with the extraordinary Ben Kingsley as Gandhi. The much-lauded film, a deeply moving homage, was made by an Englishman, for an internat
I attended the City Arts & Lectures event at the Nourse theater on Hayes Street in San Francisco on June 28th. Arundhati Roy read from her new book “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” (read my review here), and conversed with Alice Walker. Roy was, as expected, intelligent, articulate and poised. And as always, easy on the eyes. She was dressed in a long black skirt with a matching long black top over a radiant white top. Her diamond nose stud flashed occasionally.