While we watched an Apu film from the 1950s, women in East India protested the ‘honor killing’ of a girl by her father


The New York Times dateline New Delhi, Sunday, January 13, 2019 by Suhasini Raj and Jeffrey Gettleman “Father Is Arrested in Beheading Of Girl, 16, Who Wanted to See Her Boyfriend”.

You wonder if conservative classicist film restorer and exhibitor David Packard programs The Stanford Theatre nostalgically and to maintain a social order.


The Apu films — I saw parts of two of them last night – to articulate a shared humanity that we share, we believe or are led to believe, with people in far away lands with some diverse customs  They are beautiful; but they seem to ignore the real world, here and now— or there and December 28, 2018. The Satyajit Ray film were from 1955 and 1959.


By the way, Gandhi did not actually say “be the change you wish to see in the world “. It was Palo Altan Gary Lapid of Project Victory And he was paraphrasing an anecdote about the leader being asked by a mom to help convince her son to stop eating sugar snacks.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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