Garcia struggles to evoke cinematically what’s going on in Gabrielle’s head, including secret sexual desires. One thing the filmmaker does well is set up beautiful shots, but ultimately these don’t compensate for the stilted dialogue and maudlin plot. — Alan Zilberman, Washington Post. Cast: Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre, Paula Dofat (PG) 1:23. Amanda Lipitz’s blink-away-the-tears documentary, a special jury award winner at Sundance earlier this year, isn’t really about step dancing, though its storyline follows a team of Baltimore high-school girls on the road to a step-dance championship.
Bone Bash XV, With Boston, The Doobie Brothers and John Kay and Steppenwolf, 5:30 p.m, Aug, 2, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $30-$106, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Miranda Lambert, With Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox dance like no one is watching ballet slipper applique Mafia, 6 p.m, Aug, 9, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $29.25-$54, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, With Death Grips, 6 p.m, Aug, 24, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $35.50-$105.50, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000..
“The Summit Wineries came together because they are all in close proximity to each other,” said Mary Lindsay, co-owner of Muns Vineyards and organizer of the Solstice on the Summit event. “It only takes a few minutes to drive from one to the other, and they form a wine trail. There are half a dozen wineries that you can visit all in one day.”. The group holds four events a year together, promoting each other and the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This year marks the fourth year for the group’s summer event, Solstice on the Summit.
n”THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER”: Back dance like no one is watching ballet slipper applique in Narnia, sibs Edmund and Lucy, their bratty cousin Eustace, Prince Caspian and a warrior mouse sail into a adventures laced with enemies, strange creatures and magic, A throwback to colorful, wholesome fantasy films like “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.” Exciting for kids, Has scary but not terrifying monsters, — C, Covert, (PG) 1 hr., 56 min, B+, n “THE KING’S SPEECH”: Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush star in this fact-based tale of the friendship between King George VI (Firth), who stutters, and an eccentric Australian speech therapist (Rush) as England prepares for war, Excellent film, Firth is terrific, — R, Myers, (R) 1 hr., 58 min, A..
The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody. El Campanil Theatre is at 602 W. Second St. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and older), free for youth 6-17. Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com. Education Wins hosts holiday home tour. BRENTWOOD — Liberty Union High School presents the The EducationWins Holiday Home Tour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Visitors get an inside look at some of East County’s finest homes and businesses decorated in unique themes and festive holiday decor. The tour begins and ends at Club Los Meganos (located at Trilogy in the Vineyards, Brentwood) where attendees receive a tour map.