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Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 Awards

Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 Awards

­ — The Tahquitz Awards — Best Feature Film “How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song” Best Featurette “The Bunglers” Best Short Film “Spicy Nose” Best Documentary (Full Length) “Red, White, Black and Blue” Best Documentary (Short) “The Rent Party: Paying It Forward in Rhythm and Hues” Best Web Series “Revelations” Best Foreign Language […]

Idyllwild middle school students mount art show

Idyllwild middle school students mount art show

Ten Idyllwild Middle School students displayed their work at a nicely mounted art show on the stage of the Idyllwild School gymnasium. Faculty advisor Lenore Sazer proudly noted that of her graduating eighth grade featured artists, five are applying to Idyllwild Arts.

Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013: It's a wrap

Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013: It’s a wrap

ICF 2013 played out with some weather challenges, bitter cold and some snow and fog, but the festival buzz among filmmakers and audience was warm and glowing. Festival Director Stephen Savage at every opportunity credited Chairman Phil Calderone’s many contributions in raising the bar for this year’s festival — from increasing the number of films […]

Borchers blogs Idyllwild CinemaFest

Borchers blogs Idyllwild CinemaFest

Nancy Borchers, a Pine Cove resident, has been an avid fan of the Idyllwild CinemaFest since it began in 2010. She has once again agreed to share her thoughts about the ICF with readers in a Town Crier exclusive blog. Borchers provided comments and opinions for the 2011 Festival too. Here’s a sample of Nancy’s […]

Art Alliance has new president, board and goals

Art Alliance has new president, board and goals

Gary Kuscher is the new president of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. He takes over from Lea Deesing, with whom he served as vice president and hospitality coordinator. “We have some new board members, some exciting new projects and expanded revenue from last year’s events,” Kuscher said. “We’re very excited about our year coming up.” […]

James Reserve director next ICRC speaker

James Reserve director next ICRC speaker

Jennifer Gee, director of the University of California’s James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, has been a birder since the age of 9. So it is not surprising that she would conduct her fieldwork with birds, specifically quail hybrids. She will talk about that work as part of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council’s popular speaker series […]

Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 now playing: Many Idyllwild writers and filmmakers involved

Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 now playing: Many Idyllwild writers and filmmakers involved

The fourth Idyllwild CinemaFest opened Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, with 100 films to be screened over the festival’s five-day run. The 50 percent increase in number of films scheduled (67 last year) is a huge leap forward for the festival, as is the addition of a large new venue, the Astrocamp Galaxy Theatre. This year […]

Rea returns to Idyllwild with a feature

Rea returns to Idyllwild with a feature

“Nailbiter,” a horror film involving a tornado, is the first feature from director Patrick Rea who last year contributed the very well-received short “Get Off My Porch” (you remember the Girl Scouts and their oddly compelling cookies?). Rea, who grew up in Nebraska, used his experience running from a tornado as a boy as inspiration […]

Zemeckis' film examines vaudeville and the Hilton sisters

Zemeckis’ film examines vaudeville and the Hilton sisters

Leslie Zemeckis, actor, writer, producer and director, is very much of this time with a successful professional career in the disciplines in which she works. But she is fascinated by a major part of American entertainment history that few people today remember — vaudeville. And that fascination has imbued her project and career choices. As […]

PHOTOS: Christmastime in Idyllwild

PHOTOS: Christmastime in Idyllwild

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