FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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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...
Though the name Mankiewicz is deeply ingrained in movie biz celluloid, current Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Ben Mankiewicz grew up about as far from Hollywood as one can get. Born in Washington, D.C., Benjamin Fredrick Mankiewicz was raised in...
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...
OK... so shooting's one thing, but filmmaking is a multifaceted process from script to screen. First, team Panasonic will explore cutting edge options and digital technologies that are available for accentuating creativity and eliminating costs in...
‘‘It was the night before Christmas and for five strangers spread out across town, events are about to lead to the unexpected as each searches for hope on a Christmas that is anything but white. Lefty has been recently laid off and evicted, but is...
If a filmmaker were to pitch a project based on legendary movie producer Mike Medavoy’s life, it’s highly likely he or she would be unceremoniously tossed out onto the pavement, chased by a scoffing dismissal that the story was ridiculously...
Follow the hilarious exploits and mishaps of an often clueless bunch Second World War American military desperately seeking the hidden location of a deadly German fighter plane base from their cartoon-like war room. Cleverly combining new footage...
Presenters: Carl Laufer and Phil Seabolt, Consumer Electronics Experts, Panasonic. It's cool. It's hip. It's an insider's look into the new and developing technologies for watching movies at the theatre, at home and elsewhere. Carl Laufer and Phil...
A rare and fascinating glimpse into a real-life version of World of Warcraft where gamer stereotypes are simultaneously shattered and confirmed. For 48 consecutive hours-- there are no breaks, not even for sleep -- immerse yourself in a world...
Winner of two Best First Film awards from the Guadalajara and Montreal Film Festivals, More Than Anything Else in the Word is a striking debut with an extraordinary sense of humor and visual flare. Seven-year-old Alicia lives with her mother in an...
Write Your Story, Make Your Story. University Theater San Jose State University. Part I: Scriptwriting 101 - The Nuts and Bolts of Story Development. Determining which characters and events are most valuable while developing your script can be the...
Don't Just Make a Movie, Sell it Too. Hal Todd Theater San Jose State University. Part I: Producing a Movie that Sells. Taking a script and turning it into a motion picture are a major achievement, BUT making an independent movie that is seen and...
Movie Making Forum I: Day of the Writer Write Your Story, Make Your Story Movie Making Forum I: Day of the Writer is comprised of three parts (Part I, Part II, Part III). Note: Choose between Track A or B for Part I which will occur in same building...
Gus Van Sant retrospective.
Legendary actor Rod Steiger joins us for an afternoon for a tribute to his career with this highlighted screening of the classic comedy, No Way to Treat a Lady; one of the films Mr. Steiger wanted to share at this year's Cinequest. Based on the...
Werner Herzog Tribute. (In German with English subtitles)