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BERKELEY'S NEWS • FEBRUARY 08, 2023

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Maya Thompson

Maya Thompson joined The Daily Californian's arts and entertainment staff in spring 2020 and currently contributes to the department as the 2022 summer training manager and as a senior staff writer. Her previous roles include film beat reporter (fall 2020, spring 2021), arts and entertainment assistant editor (fall 2021) and arts and entertainment head editor (spring 2022).

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Before flying to snowy Park City, Forbis and Tilby chatted with The Daily Californian over Zoom about festival preparations and “The Flying Sailor”— their animated short film about a middle-aged sailor’s near-death experience, inspired by the Halifax explosion of 1917.
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Before flying to snowy Park City, Forbis and Tilby chatted with The Daily Californian over Zoom about festival preparations and “The Flying Sailor”— their animated short film about a middle-aged sailor’s near-death experience, inspired by the Halifax explosion of 1917.
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This year, The Daily Californian’s arts reporters Maya Thompson, Sarah Runyan and Asha Pruitt traveled to Park City, Utah to view the festival’s prestigious lineup on the big screen. Here’s what they watched.
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This year, The Daily Californian’s arts reporters Maya Thompson, Sarah Runyan and Asha Pruitt traveled to Park City, Utah to view the festival’s prestigious lineup on the big screen. Here’s what they watched.
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Bad movies are fun when they’re in on the joke, but “Violent Night” can’t square tinsel-toned earnestness with insatiable bloodlust.
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Bad movies are fun when they’re in on the joke, but “Violent Night” can’t square tinsel-toned earnestness with insatiable bloodlust.
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In a sunny Berkeley debut, Headon and Templeman thawed the icy night air.
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In a sunny Berkeley debut, Headon and Templeman thawed the icy night air.
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British pianist Danny Driver delivered the healing balm of music to anxious audience members with his immersive and ethereal program, marking a promising debut recital with San Francisco Performances.
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British pianist Danny Driver delivered the healing balm of music to anxious audience members with his immersive and ethereal program, marking a promising debut recital with San Francisco Performances.
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As new beginnings abound on their tour, Templeman and Headon forge ahead in their career in the same way they’ve forged into their friendship: bottling happiness in liquid form.
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As new beginnings abound on their tour, Templeman and Headon forge ahead in their career in the same way they’ve forged into their friendship: bottling happiness in liquid form.
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“13 Tongues” eluded definition like a trout squirming from a fisherman’s hands and returning to sea.
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“13 Tongues” eluded definition like a trout squirming from a fisherman’s hands and returning to sea.
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“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” directed by Eric Appel, understands that genre is most interesting when it is unraveled, and no story is safe from the parodist’s trademark treatment.
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“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” directed by Eric Appel, understands that genre is most interesting when it is unraveled, and no story is safe from the parodist’s trademark treatment.
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Under the glow of a waxing crescent, San Francisco Symphony conjured the raucous spirit of Halloween on Oct. 28 for the “Frankenstein and Psycho” concert.
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Under the glow of a waxing crescent, San Francisco Symphony conjured the raucous spirit of Halloween on Oct. 28 for the “Frankenstein and Psycho” concert.
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By neutering the Rock’s charm and flooding his character in senseless plot soup, “Black Adam” creates a viewing experience akin to a hangover without the joy of getting drunk.
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By neutering the Rock’s charm and flooding his character in senseless plot soup, “Black Adam” creates a viewing experience akin to a hangover without the joy of getting drunk.
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