Stark Insider Now Playing (above video): Shot on location at the SFMOMA exhibition for Norwegian master Edvard Munch: “Between the Clock and the Bed.” Watch as Loni Stark dares to, once again, head down the rabbit hole.

Cirque du Soleil Crystal - Tour, news, updates, video preview

Cirque du Soleil’s new ice show ‘Crystal’ begins touring October, lands in Silicon Valley in 2018

You've seen Cirque before. But you haven't seen it on ice yet... Until Crystal arrives that is. Cirque du Soleil's first ice show -- dubbed "a breakthrough ice experience" -- begins to tour the U.S. and Canada this October with stops in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Ontario, Quebec and Arizona...
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Backstage Video: BTS at LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil (Now in Atlanta)

Stark Insider presents a backstage look at Cirque Du Soleil's newest artistic creation, Luzia. LUZIA is now in Atlanta. Cirque's "waking dream of Mexico" features everything we've come to expect from the spectacle: beautiful costumes, astonishing acrobatics, dancing, singing, audience engagement, and, overall, fine entertainment. But LUZIA has a unique...

Having the “time of your life” at the Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, N.C.

Shout out to all Dirty Dancing film fans: Mark Your Calendars now for the August 18-19th Dirty Dancing Festival held in Lake Lure, North Carolina. If you’re thinking, “But wait, aren’t we in September now?” you’d be right. However, I’m giving you advance notice for 2018 because you’re not...
Darkest Hour - Gary Oldman - Mill Valley Film Festival

Darkest Hour, Current War, Lady Bird lead strong line-up at Mill Valley Film Festival

Organizers this morning took the wraps off the highly anticipated line-up for the annual Mill Valley Film Festival. We've seen many films with strong showings at MVFF (e.g. Moonlight, The King's Speech) go on to do well during awards season. It looks so far like that streak will continue. Festival...
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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption adds Bill Hader

Comedian and SNL alum Bill Hader is the latest to be added to the Festival of Disruption. You know, the guy with this kind of headshot: Now in its second year and curated by founder David Lynch the Festival of Disruption is certainly evolving into one of the more interesting...
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Theater Review: Luna Gale at Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Blown away by Aurora’s ‘Luna Gale’

In the words of a character from Luna Gale, deciding a child’s future is an “awesome responsibility.” In this absorbing play, receiving its Bay Area premiere at Aurora Theatre, social worker Caroline must determine what to do about the case of baby Luna. Her meth-addicted parents are trying to...
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

Film Review: ‘The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue’

The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue is directed by Yuya Ishii, who also directed Sawako Decides in 2010. This latest film stands out both for its imaginative cinematography by Yoichi Kamakari and for the unusual source of its dialogue – the poetry of Tahi...

Wanderlust: Charlotte’s all about craft beer, cool nabes, creative shops, culinary delights, and culture galore!

You know how people who've met President Bill Clinton often say he has a way of making you feel as though you're the only one in the room. I feel the same way about Charlotte, NC. Its Southern charm is palpable and whenever I visit I’m treated like royalty....
Sean Penn in Mystic River - MVFF Tribute

Sean Penn to receive tribute at Mill Valley Film Festival 40

Legendary director and actor to be honored with MVFF Award following onstage conversation.
The Square - MVFF40

MVFF40: Cannes films ‘The Square’, ‘120 BPM’, ‘Loveless’ among first slate of films revealed

Organizers of the Mill Valley Film Festival have released the first slate of major film announcements. It's a lengthy reveal, featuring international and domestic entries. A quick scan suggests a quality line-up, including many stand-out titles, and performances. Of note the top Cannes award winners -- Palme d'Or, Gran Prix,...
Amy Adams Arrival - Mill Valley Film Festival - Interview Video

Gearing up for 40th Mill Valley Film Festival

Stark Insider will be on location to cover a very special edition of the famed Mill Valley Film Festival.

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North by Northwest II with Cary Grant and Loni Stark

A WEST COAST ADVENTURE

A LIFETIME IN THE MAKING

CRAZY OR DIE

A STARK INSIDER ORIGINAL SHORT

Clinton and Loni Stark talk about their latest short film Crazy or Die.