Latest Roxie Theater Stories

2008-07-19 12:00:31

By Angela Woodall, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 19--As mere mortals prepare to enjoy the weekend, scores of filmmakers will go head-to-head in the 48 Hour Film Project, a guerrilla-style movie-making marathon that offers prizes of cash, film equipment and a chance for national distribution. At least one team -- Step 6 Productions in association with &Action! Productions -- will be filming in Oakland. Producer and Oakland resident Ericka Obenar, director Gavin Garrison and...

2008-06-18 09:00:42

By Randy Myers, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 18--A Concord man emotionally recounts how he felt when his son became his daughter. A former Albany woman digs through numerous photos and letters while trying to figure out if her great-grandmother had a lesbian lover. A Hayward teen passionately speaks in verse about race, politics and other hot-button topics in lively spoken-word competitions. These three will share their remarkable stories in films shown at...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'