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  Whether her name is immediately recognizable, chances are fairly good that the reader has already viewed the high spirited, beautiful, and versatile actress and singer Marlyn Mason in some production or other. With a career that has spanned more than six decades, her television and cinematic credits are numerous—and

  Death is difficult. Difficult to understand. Difficult to accept. It’s frightening and messy and emotionally overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Gary Halliburton, a local blues musician, who makes this process just slightly easier to bear—through film! Stated plainly: Halliburton creates videos of people at the end of their lives to share

  Rivers don’t often get second chances. Stretching nearly 200 miles through Northwestern California, the mighty Eel River faces threats from all sides—cannabis, logging, wine, a hydro-powered dam—and it also offers prime recovery grounds for the teetering salmon population. A River’s Last Chance tells the story of the Eel River, and

  It isn’t just where we watch films that has revolutionized over the past couple decades, but it is where those films are made. Time was when movie theaters were the only place to indulge in the adventures of the Lone Ranger and Flash Gordon. But then came the convenience

It is not a logical extension that a wedding photo and event planning service would birth a film company that makes horror films. Or, perhaps it sounds like a plot from a horror film itself, a wedding that turns to gore. But that is, somewhat, how ROW 211 came about.

Taking the concept from a screenwriter’s pages—or, more common these days, from the pages of Marvel—to the big screen, depends on make-up artists, perhaps some of the least-sung heroes of cinema. Patty Wheelock and Pam Danielle can tell you that. Both have extensive and impressive resumes as professional hairstylists and

When enjoying a movie, most people aren’t focusing on scene transitions or how a particular sequence is presented to the viewer. But they should. How the film is edited is just as important as every other role in film; an art that sets the pace and tension and juxtapositions for

Back in its third year at Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass, the Wandering Reel Festival brings fresh and exciting new films from across the world. Not only has creator and director of the festival dubbed it a “great year” with exceptional turnouts, Michael Harrington also says, “the reception has been

Halloween may be behind us, but thanks to horror creators and fans, the films created from the twisted corners of the human imagination know no season. What is it about horror that fascinates us? Do we enjoy being scared, and scaring one another? Perhaps it’s stimulating to see how far

Like any true maverick, film director and writer Alex Cox is not easy to pin down. His movies are difficult to categorize, gleefully and absurdly borrowing icons, ideas and images from different eras and genres. At the most recent Ashland Independent Film Festival, a recent production of his, Tombstone Rashomon,