This week we learned that La La Land and Arrival will open the 39th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 6th.

More news should follow on Monday in San Francisco. There we will get a debrief from founder Mark Fishkin and director of programming Zoe Elton at the annual presser. A screening of Eagle Huntress will follow.

Loni Stark and I have been covering MVFF since 2010. And what a ride it’s been!

Certainly we didn’t expect to experience so many incredible and memorable film-going moments. There was the delight of watching The King’s Speech and talking with director Tom Hooper. The riveting (and at times nauseating) drama that was Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. More recently, we were aghast and shocked by the stunning holocaust film Son of Saul.

This year we plan to bring even more coverage. If we can get enough sleep, charge enough batteries, and somehow find enough espresso to motor us through, we plan to bring even more videos, more interviews, more stories. Just like Billy Idol. More. More. More.

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Opening night of MVFF 38 in 2015 with director Tom Hooper. Photo credit: MVFF/Tommy Lau.
Opening night of MVFF 38 in 2015 with director Tom Hooper. Photo credit: MVFF/Tommy Lau.

We’ve also had the privilege over the years covering MVFF to share moments from the red carpet. At times it’s pretty hectic, often wild — usually the spaces are tight, and there are many journalists and film crews angling for position.

Because Stark Insider is celebrating its 10th year, and from time to time we like to get a little nostalgic, I wanted to roll up and share all our video coverage. Below you’ll find every single video we shot at MVFF. The good, the bad, the ugly.

We start with a quick highlight reel, and then start with most recent stuff, and head all the way back to the early days in 2010 with a feisty James Franco and very chatty Danny Boyle.

Look for more MVFF coverage on Stark Insider coming soon. Team Stark hopes to you see out there!

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Stark Insider Best Of: Mill Valley Film Festival

Director Catherine Hardwicke on Filmmaking, Twilight, Women in Hollywood

Spotlight Interview – Director Tom McCarthy

Carie Mulligan Fights to Vote and Wins – Interview SUFFRAGETTE @ MVFF

Sarah Silverman is Not Impressed

Brie Larson is Trapped – ROOM Interview @ MVFF

Sarah Silverman – I SMILE BACK at MVFF

THE DANISH GIRL – Tom Hooper on Gender Re-assignment

Stark Insider Uncut: Sophie Nelisse

Stark Insider Uncut: Elle Fanning

Stark Insider Uncut – Ben Stiller

Stark Insider Uncut: Jared Leto

Kristin Davis on Elephant Poaching Crisis – Mill Valley Film Festival

Robin Williams at MVFF (raw footage)

Elle Fanning – LOW DOWN at Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)

Hilary Swank – The Homesman at MVFF | Stark Insider

Gia Coppola | Palo Alto feat. James Franco, Emma Roberts at SFIFF


A Brush with the Tenderloin – Mill Valley Film Festival

Jared Leto DALLAS BUYERS CLUB Interview at Mill Valley Film Festival

Will Forte on NEBRASKA, bad breath @ MVFF

Will Forte, Bruce Dern discuss NEBRASKA, mushrooms at Mill Valley Film Festival

Sean Penn – The Human Experiment world premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival

Geoffrey Rush Tribute at Mill Valley Film Festival

THE BOOK THIEF Interview U.S. Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)

Mark and Jay Duplass – Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Best of MVFF)

Jeff Who Lives At Home – the Duplass Brothers

Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene

My Week With Marilyn

Glenn Close – ‘Albert Nobbs’

Danny Boyle – 127 HOURS and James Franco

James Franco – 127 Hours

Annette Bening – Mill Valley Film Festival

Sam Rockwell – Conviction

Edward Norton on De Niro, cornrows and Stone

Tom Hooper – director The King’s Speech

Filmmakers at Festivals Getting Coffee: Director Jonathan Burley

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