Film Festivals

MVFF: What to expect at one of the year’s most anticipated non-competitive film festivals.

Independent Cinema
09.09.2014

Writer-director Tommy Lee Jones brings anti-western, ‘The Homesman’, to 37th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF). Hillary Swank to attend.

Happy-New-Year-Moster
Indie Film
BY | 08.13.14

Is the moster more or less effective than a traditional movie trailer? And, as an aside, what the heck is a moster anyways?

In Gia Coppola's Palo Alto (based on the the book of short stories by James Franco) teens smoke, fail to communicate, and pursue nihilism. GLEE this is not.
Indie Film
BY | 05.13.14 VIDEO

First time director Gia Coppola (PALO ALTO) sits down with Stark Insider to talk about meeting James Franco at a deli, the willingness to fail and … cheeseburgers.

Gia-Coppola-Loni-Stark-Interview
Indie Film
BY | 05.08.14

Gia Coppola sat down with Loni Stark to talk about making films, working with James Franco, and the seduction that is the In-N-Out cheeseburger.

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Moment in Time
BY | 04.17.14 VIDEO

Scene in San Francisco, post SFIFF screening of Gia Coppola’s PALO ALTO.

James-Franco-Palo-Alto-Film-SFIFF
Indie Film
BY | 04.16.14

‘Palo Alto’, the film, offers a (significantly) different perspective on life here in Silicon Valley, then, say, the HBO satire ‘Silicon Valley’.

Gone-Girl
Film
BY | 04.15.14

Like we saw in the creepy, visceral Se7en (1995), Fincher once again cloaks his scenes in darkness. Even broad daylight seems less bright.

Yuna-Live-in-the-Vineyard
Bay Area Arts
BY | 04.01.14

Spring is here, see a show! Silicon Valley this week: San Jose Rep, Magic Theatre, Live in the Vineyard, TheatreWorks.

Prospect-Short-Film-Blackmagic
Indie Film
BY | 03.27.14

Shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, sci-fi short ‘Prospect’ commands attention thanks to a compelling story.