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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.
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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,...
The Lion in Winter - Custom Made Theatre San Francisco Review

A campy Christmas at the Custom Made Theatre Company

The Lion in Winter is a family drama with stakes that make Lear look like a petty squabble. It’s 1183, and King Henry II of England rules a good chunk of Europe. His three sons all want the crown—and the hand of Alais, the French princess who is their...
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New Stark Insider Short Film: You. Really. Got. (VIDEO)

A malevolent rock-and-roll force inhabits Loni Stark and delivers a baffling message.
The Eva Trilogy Review - Magic Theatre, San Francisco

A new Irish epic at Magic Theatre

Multi-part epics are always intimidating. They’re a big commitment to make in advance, and there’s a sense of failure if you don’t see them through. No one wants to be the quitter who only saw Voyage (in Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia) or Das Rheingold (in Wagner’s Ring cycle)....
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?”
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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...

A French call to #resist

It’s been less than a year since the U.S. election, and theatergoers are surely already tired of plays that tackle authoritarianism. While Camus’ State of Siege (presented by Cal Performances and performed by the touring French company Théâtre de la Ville) fits into that category, it’s different enough not...
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...
The Graduate - Alexander Valley Film Society

Alexander Valley Film Society adapts festival as fundraiser for devastated Sonoma County

100% of the proceeds will go directly to fire relief and recovery via the Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund.