KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
LIVE MUSIC: STERN GROVE
It’s been a long time coming but with the pandemic pause in the rearview mirror, we can welcome artists and fans back to the Stern Grove Festival. This Sunday local artists Ledisi, The Seshen & La Doña take to the festival stage. Thrilled to return as host for the 8th year. KPIX 5 reporter Justin Andrews will join as co-host this Sunday. Let’s do this STERN GROVE!!
FILM: CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH
Bay Area movie theatres are celebrating Juneteenth with special screenings today through next Friday. The movies celebrate black actors & movie makers as well as inspiring stories that matter. Check local listings at all AMC theatres to see what is playing near you.
HISTORY ON FILM: SELMA
Sunday 8pm, KPIX 5
Oscar-winning movie Selma is showing this Sunday on KPIX 5. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march that changed lives & made history.
FATHERS DAY: HONORING OUR KINGS
Oprah Winfrey and Sterling K. Brown will celebrate Black fathers across the country in a new special, airing on OWN and on FUBO TV. “The intention at OWN – across all of our programming is to authentically portray the real-life experiences of African-Americans,” said Tina Perry, president of OWN. A star-studded cast appears, with many famous fathers like John Legend, Chris Rock sharing their stories.
FILM: RITA MORENO DOCUMENTARY
Stage & Screen legend & Bay Area resident Rita Moreno has had a big, rich life and it’s playing out in a new documentary:
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. Over a career spanning more than 70 years, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and award-winning actor. Born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, Moreno and her seamstress mother immigrated to New York City when Moreno was five years old. 1961 she made history – as the first Latina woman winning an Oscar for the role of Anita in Weet Side Story. See the doc on PBS this weekend and streaming on various platforms.
MOVIE: PIXAR’S LUCA
Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay, is an aquatic creature who lives with his family off the Mediterranean coast of Italy. The undersea equivalent of a shepherd, herding an amusing flock of sheeplike fish, Luca has a curiosity that is piqued by his mother’s warnings about the dangers that await on dry land. Maya Rudolf is Mom and Jim Gaffigan the voice of Dad. It’s a fun, family-friendly animated romp with heart & humor & the brilliance of Pixar.
LISTEN: WE WRITE THE SONGS
As Sir. Paul McCartney celebrates a birthday this weekend, it might be the perfect time to celebrate the Beatles legend in a radio special with Gary Barlow.
“We Write the Songs” features the two music makers together talking craft & music. This is cool – “yeah yeah yeah”!
Enjoy your weekend.
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