Shade Rupe acquired genre titles for DVD label Dark Sky Films before returning  to film exhibition, producing four film festivals from Seattle to Sundance from 2009-10. Shade served as Chairman of the International Jury at the 15th Lund International Festival of Fantastic Film in southern Sweden and produced the Ken Russell Summer Tour 2010 with Lincoln Center, the American Cinematheque, Fantasia, Cinémathèque québécoise, and Rue Morgue Cinema. 2010 saw the release of, to much critical acclaim and success, Dark Stars Rising, Headpress Books’ collection of 25 years of his interviews with cult creators including Divine, Crispin Glover, Gaspar Noé, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Floria Sigismondi, and beyond.