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Q Ball documentary at SFFILM in San Francisco

Film Capsule Review: ‘Q Ball’ documentary at SFFILM Festival

Across the Bay from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors is another Warriors team, one that plays only home games. These San Quentin Prison athletes are profiled in Q Ball a fascinating documentary, made possible by Kevin Durant, who is executive producer. Directed by Mike Tolajian, this SFFILM Festival...
Beach Blanket Babylon

Theater News: Iconic San Francisco show ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to close

Unfortunate theater news out of San Francisco this week.The iconic show Beach Blanket Babylon is shutting down after an epic 45-year run.Kitsch. Over the top. Flamboyant. Excessive. Fun.There are any number of ways to describe Beach Blanket Babylon, but no question it's been a hallmark of San Francisco, for...
Join us for a very special onstage tribute and conversation with acclaimed actor Laura Linney, in which she will go in-depth on her career and process.

San Francisco Film Festival opens with Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ at Castro, runs through April 23

SFFilm Festival has opened its annual two-week run in the Bay area, showcasing films in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. As always, the Festival will be a dazzling experience.More than 160 films from 52 nations will be featured. The work of more than 70 women directors is included.Among expected...
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Video Feature: Go inside iconic Flintstone House w/ home tour, dinosaurs & Fred Flintstone

Why so serious?Stark Insider was on location late last year to shoot a special video segment at the iconic Flintstone House.See below for photo gallery of the Flintstone House.Little did the team know at the time the Hillsborough, California property would soon capture local and soon national headlines.Here are...
Elle Fanning - Teen Spirit - Cinequest Film Festival appearance

What’s Happening: Actress Elle Fanning to appear at Cinequest film festival in San Jose

Breaking news.Cinequest has just announced that actress Elle Fanning will make an appearance at this year's edition of the film and creativity festival.Per the email from Cinequest CEO and co-founder Halfdan Hussey:"Cinequest is thrilled to announce Elle Fanning will join us for a Maverick Spirit Award presentation and conversation...
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3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.
Broadway Musical Review: Hamilton at SHN Orpheum San Francisco

‘Hamilton’ Review: Founding of country was much more difficult than you were taught

Stark Insider Broadway Review by Jeanne Powell: Hamilton at the SHN Orpheum Theatre San Francisco.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s remarkable Broadway stage musical Hamilton celebrating America’s founding fathers, but especially Alexander Hamilton, is back in San Francisco on its third national tour.The long-running popularity of this ground-breaking history lesson, composed in hip-hop...
Rock the Garden - Montalvo

What’s Happening: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Tom Rush, more at Montalvo Arts Center

Montalvo Arts Center has announced its line-up for Spring (see below for all the details).Live improv show Broadway's Next Hit Musical, artist Tom Rush, Willie K and Raul Malo are just some of the headlining acts you can expect to see at the Montalvo Arts Center -- located south of...
The White Crow opens The Mostly British Film Festival

What’s Happening: Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco

From February 14 through 21, the Mostly British Film Festival returns to the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. This year’s festival features both new and classic films from English-speaking countries outside the United States -- the UK, Ireland, Australia, India and South Africa.The Mostly British Film Festival opens with...

Best Of: 2019 Specialty Food Association Fancy Food Show (Wrap-up)

Travel writer Janice Nieder picks out some of her favorites from the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.Although I didn't get to try everything (which is understandable since this is the largest specialty foods and beverages trade show in North America, with over 80,000 edibles to sample;) I...