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 […]
Category: On The Town
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
When Idyllwild Cinema-Fest Chairman Phil Calderone added a new “Amateur” submission category, he did not expect it to yield one of this season’s major festival surprises — a probing and provocative feature with script values usually not found in amateur films.
A pack of letters that Kris Kringle himself let the Town Crier borrow. Instead of bringing you the usual news stories that fill the following page each week, we like to take a breather each year and let you look at the season through the eyes of the children in our community.