Cinequest Film Festival

Harrison Ford, Salman Rushdie to be honored at 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.

Best Wine Videos

There's a distinct global flavor to the Wine Spectator video contest that gives this collection almost an indie film-like quality - much like you'd see at a film festival like Cinequest or Mill Valley.
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Cinequest names ‘The Children of the Green Dragon’ best dramatic feature

Here's a round-up of the best of this year's Cinequest Film Festival.
Film Review - Cinequest Film Festival

Film Review: ‘Come As You Are’ (‘Hasta la Vista’)

If you want to watch ridiculous caricatures of those confined to wheel chairs watch Glee, if you want to watch interesting characters confined to wheel chairs watch Come as You Are.

Film News: Music icon Natalie Cole to attend ‘Black Tulip’ at 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.
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Philip Kaufman to receive award at Cinequest writers celebration

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.
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“Right now” the perfect time to make an independent film (interview)

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!"

Film Review: ‘Touch’ charms

First time director Minh Duc Nguyen (UC Berkeley) employs an affectionate eye towards these characters. Often it's what's left unsaid that matters most; his lens is patient, allowing us to get up close, sometimes painfully so.
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Cinequest Film Festival – Here’s what you need to know (video)

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).
Satan's Spawn (Kacey Rohl), Bootsy, and David (Amitai Marmorstein Photo by Candice Albach.

Sunflower Hour: Mockumentaries and NHL talk with Vancouver film-maker Aaron Houston

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.