.David Templeton

Sep 26, 2023

Directors Shine at 46th Mill Valley Film Fest

Across the world, from Venice to Toronto to Telluride, as film festival season comes gradually to a close, the news from such bastions of...
Photo courtesy of Ed Smith HELLO Dyan McBride stars as 'Dolly Levi.'
Jun 15, 2022

Mountain Player – Dyan McBride stars in ‘Hello, Dolly’

By David Templeton In the unstoppably popular musical, Hello, Dolly!, the title character memorably reports, “My late husband, Ephraim Levi, believed in life, and anyplace...
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...
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...