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Film Festival coverage in the San Francisco Bay Area including stories, reviews, and interviews.
Persona by Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman traveling retrospective celebrates famous Swedish director’s cinematic legacy

Ingmar Bergman is one of the 20th century greats. Ask just about any modern day filmmaker or aspiring student filmmaker, and, chances, are they'll cite at least one Bergman film as being hugely influential. In honor of the centennial of the art-house Swedish director's birth, Janus Films is doing us...

Stark Insider Interview: Director Petra Volpe, ‘The Divine Order’ and Suffrage

"God doesn’t want women to be in politics. God has created the world with clearly assigned roles and if we mix up that order it’s the apocalypse.”
Loni Stark and Clinton Stark Documentaries - Stark Insider

Stark Insider Short Film Collection shot on Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500, RED Scarlet-W

Lesson learned: at the end of the day the least important thing is ... the camera.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Film Review

Film Review: Denzel Washington memorable in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

And don’t forget the classic soundtrack ranging from Duke Ellington and Pharoah Sanders to George Clinton Jr. and Marvin Gaye.
Stark Insider 2017 Short Film Collection - Who is Stark Insider? - By Clinton and Loni Stark

2017 Short Film Collection: Who is Stark Insider? (VIDEO)

5-part Stark Insider short film collection is Now Playing.

Ever wake up only to discover fish in the fridge? (VIDEO)

Ever wake up only to discover fish in the fridge? I know. Cliche! But, we're on the last short film from the "Stark Insider 2017 Short Film Collection" (rolls right off the tongue), and we were bound to end off on an everyday scenario, for better or worse. In this installment,...

New Stark Insider Short Film: You. Really. Got. (VIDEO)

A malevolent rock-and-roll force inhabits Loni Stark and delivers a baffling message.
Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks: The Return - Limited Event Series blu-ray

Twin Peaks season 3 Blu-ray lands Dec. 5, features 6 hours of extra content

Dear friend: “This is very strange, isn’t it?”

Stark Insider Original Short: Rise. Kind. Star. (Video)

Rise. Kind. Star. The third entry in the Stark Insider 2017 Short Film Collection is here. We shot this one over the summer. Loni Stark was again gracious enough to put up with me shifting lights and a camera around her, while showing her clips from the (amazing) Scrabble scene from...
Mudbound - MVFF Audience Favorite Award

‘Mudbound’ voted audience favorite at Mill Valley Film Festival 40

Dee Rees' Mudbound has been voted overall audience favorite at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival. Other favorites include Aaron Sorkin's Molly's Game, Greta Gerwig's well received Lady Bird, Santiago Rizzo's Quest and Jessica M. Thompson's The Light of the Moon. Mudbound, which tells the story of two men returning home...