Cinequest Film Festival
Sally Potter's new film 'Ginger & Rosa' opens Cinequest 23, and 'Midnight's Children', based on the 1980 book by Salman Rushdie, will headline closing night. Jennifer Siebel to moderate panel with Maverick Award recipient Harrison Ford.
Here's a round-up of the best of this year's Cinequest Film Festival.
Based on a true story and shot in Afghanistan, Black Tulip is a frightening film about the immeasurable value of freedom and the tenacity of culture and tradition, where there is always a price.
Based in San Francisco, Kaufman's work - including Raiders of the Lost Ark - is outspoken and confident, fiercely independent and liberally seasoned with wide-eyed optimism of the human potential, yet tempered.
With low-cost, high quality gear now readily available, such as the amazing RED system which Nguyen used to shoot his first feature, the emphasis is less on funding. Though, truth be told, that didn't stop him from begging like never before, "pleeease give me some money!"
Scheduled to appear this year: Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh for opening night film The Lady, Terence Davies for closing night film The Deep Blue Sea, and films starring Adrien Brody (Detachment), Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea).
In this special film-making/NHL hockey-talk Stark Insider episode, Aaron calls in from Vancouver where he is finishing post-production on a film that explores the seedy underbelly of children's puppeteering.