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Apr 13, 2022

What’s Up, Doc? Documentary film fest returns

As tickets officially go on sale for the 2022 DocLands Documentary Film Festival, once again the annual event boasts one of the most impressive...
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Nov 3, 2021

Last Laugh—Remembering the Comedy Legend Mort Sahl

I had lunch with legendary comedian Mort Sahl about nine years ago, in February of 2012, at a diner near his house in downtown...
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Oct 20, 2021

San Rafael’s Dance Legend Margie Belrose Passes at 92

Margie Belrose—longtime Marin County dancer, teacher, actor, writer and legend—passed away last week of natural causes at the age of 92. It hardly seems possible. Peter...
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Oct 6, 2021

Lights, Camera, Masks On

The 44th Mill Valley Film Festival Fans of Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Mary Shelley or the Brothers Grimm probably already know this. At the 2021 Mill...
Feb 16, 2021

The Belrose Reaches Out

The pandemic-induced carnage continues, and for some it’s especially personal. Belrose Theater, a San Rafael institution where thousands of locals learned to dance, sing, act...
Oct 1, 2020

Mill Valley Film Festival Returns, Outdoors and Online

The California Film Institute, producer of the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, is no stranger to outdoor cinematic experience. Two or three times a...
Feb 12, 2020

The Gig Is Up for Arts

What is the definition of the word “artist?” Should it be defined by artists themselves, or by politicians? What happens when theater companies are told...
Dec 24, 2019

Believe It, Or Not

Belief in Santa Claus, like many an American’s belief in functional democracy and fair elections, almost never lasts forever. And yet, given differences in...
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