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“Nothing is impossible. With the right attitude, you can do anything you want. It's all about choosing to be positive instead of being negative about things." – Minnie DriverWhen she was just twelve, while growing up in the tiny Lesser Antilles...
Join Cinequest and celebrate Michelin two-star chef David Kinch's culinary artistry and his ground-breaking partnership with farmer Cynthia Sandberg. Enjoy select Kinch recipes from his new book, Manresa: An Edible Reflection, as prepared by the...
MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENT: BENJAMIN BRATTwith a special screening of his latest film La MISSION For more than 20 years, actor Benjamin Bratt’s career has successfully spanned film and television. Bratt made his fourth appearance at...
In addition to being one of the most acclaimed actors of our time, Danny Glover has been captivating film, television, and stage audiences for nearly thirty years, inhabiting roles both deeply and convincingly. He may lose himself in the parts he...
“My interest lies in my self-expression - what’s inside of me - not what I’m in.” – John TurturroCinequest is honored to present our Maverick Spirit Award to an actor, director, screenwriter, and a household name that has stirred our souls through...
With Michael Keaton, one always gets the feeling that there’s more going on inside than he’s willing to reveal, no matter his manic sensibility, machine gun like banter, or the sarcastic, oftentimes sardonic lines he spits out like lit firecrackers...
A coming-of-age-at-30 comedy starring the enchanting Rita Moreno (West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain) Two self-involved cousins have better things to do than embark on a road trip with their grandmother, Gloria (Moreno). But someone has to take...
As soon as director Kevin Smith lights up the screen with his moving story of being discovered for his film Clerks, Film Hawk is off and running with a poignant, celebratory, and often humorous look at one of contemporary cinemas most influential,...
“When I choose a role it’s either because I recognize the man, or, that I'm very curious to know him. If I neither recognize nor know him then it is better that I don’t play him.” - Sir Ben Kingsley Cinequest is honored and thrilled to...
Cinequest is thrilled to honor the courageous Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, with the Life of a Maverick Award for a lifetime of heroism and commitment to helping others. Patrons can join Cinequest in presenting Mr. Yeboah with this...
It is a privilege for Cinequest to present our Maverick Spirit Award to veteran actor Jon Polito at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, where he will delight the audience with a spectacular, extended Q&A following the World Premiere of Charlie the...
Often Neil Gaimans work gets categorized as Dark Fantasy, because we love dividing and subdividing genres. But Neils work strains against such limitations, starting from his first major work in the U.S., The Sandman. He cant even be limited as a...
The world of movie making is most definitely changing, and right behind is the world of movie exhibition. Cinequest is proud to present a look into the very near future when digital projection will unite with digital filmmaking to give us a clarity...
Perhaps the most exciting applications of digital technologies are currently happening in the realm of digital cinematography. The new digital cameras and photographic technologies are not only offering a suitable alternative to 35mm film but also...
Throughout the 1960s and '70s, small personal films, or those studio projects not easily categorized or deemed too risky or unmarketable, could usually be screened only at the local repertory or revival art house theater after their all-too-brief...
The Bay Area is home to a multitude of diverse and rich cultures and many of the most creative individuals in the world. Companies like Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Adobe, Silicon Graphics and Pacific Data Images have all contributed to the...
Indiewire has undoubtedly had the most impact on independent cinema since it began in 1996, and as their Chief Film Critic and Senior Editor--and manager of their Criticwire Network--Eric Kohn enlightens audiences through enthusiastic and...
GRAND PIANO screening (starring John Cusack and Elijah Wood) with HARRY KNOWLES Conversation Harry Knowles redefined the audience's relationship with cinema when he founded the immensely popular Ain't It Cool News, revolutionizing the film criticism...
Kenneth Turan continues to shape the landscape of the film industry and how audiences connect with films that are both impactful and entertaining. As the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio's Morning Edition, his honest...
Well before Silence of the Lambs became a box office sensation and earned Jodie Foster an Academy Award, Michael Mann's Manhunter introduced audiences to one of cinema's most memorable villains, Dr. Hannibal Lecktor. Based on the Thomas Harris novel...

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