FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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Imagine walking through the streets of San Francisco while the army works through the crowd carrying assault rifles and machine guns. This is the situation in which Jamal Dajani and David Michaelis find themselves on a visit together to their home...
Writer/director Gustavo Loza’s visually stimulating, hauntingly timely film punctures the surface of immigration with a distinctive and unconventional storytelling style.Three countries, three cultures, three different realities serve as background...
For 25 years, Cinequest has chosen visions that spark fire and greatly inspire. Cinequest 25 opens with spectacular energy, spotlighting a story that not only touched the entire Bay Area, but also one that inspired millions. Who would have thought...
Stellar performances by Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Kimberly Williams-Paisley, (Father of the Bride) and Stephnie Weir (MADtv) make for a potent combination in the World Premiere of Paul Leuer’s sweet and funny tale of ambition, family and the...
United States Premiere Cinequest is proud to open its richly diverse collection of works from around the world with the United States Premiere of José Roberto Torero's delightful Manual For Love Stories, a freewheeling Brazilian take on the comedy...
Manual For Love Stories United States Premiere Cinequest is proud to open its richly diverse collection of works from around the world with the United States Premiere of José Roberto Torero’s delightful Manual For Love Stories, a freewheeling...
OPENING NIGHT GALA at the United Artist Theaters: Special screening of Trekkies. Appearance by director Roger Nygard (High Strung, Six Days in Roswell, Suckers) and producer Keith Border (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure). Starring/Hosted by...
Opening Cinequest with a bang! Academy award-winning director Gavin Hood will present his captivating new thriller Eye in the Sky, starring Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen, Trumbo), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Die Hard), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones,...
Sponsored by Intel.Maverick legend John Turturro joins Cinequest to present the breathtaking Passione and to receive Cinequest’s Maverick Spirit Award.Italy, a culture and a people beloved around the globe and Naples, Italy “has seen it all:...
Start the twentieth anniversary celebration of Cinequest in its tradition of discovering electrifying cinema. Cinequest kicks off with a powerhouse, starring Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Brian Cox (Match Point, Troy, The Bourne...
Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “love is dead,” director Ellie Kanner’s (crazylove, Face to Face) third feature is a superbly crafted dark romantic comedy that reveals the future of the dating scene is not in bars, clubs or via the Internet...
Special screening of the smart and highly entertaining comedy Angel's Dance, starring James Belushi, Sheryl Lee, Kyle Chandler and with Jon Polito. Special appearance by director David L. Corley. Opening Night party follows at A.P. Stump's. One of...
Help us kick off another Cinequest Film Festival. First, attend one of two very special films and then mingle at Kismet Gallery for a catered party. Changing Habits, presented by Abra Edelman (Producer), Moira Kelly (Actor) and Lynn Roth (Director...
LADYBIRD, LADYBIRD & Catered Reception - The most highly acclaimed film at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival (Int'l Critics Prize, Best Actress), director Ken Loach's (winner of the Cannes Jury Prize for Raining Stones) powerhouse is a moving...
Cinequest is proud to present the dynamic Opening Night Film Thank You for Smoking, a fiercely satirical look at today’s “culture of spin.” Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his...
Brad Gottfred's The Movie Hero is a heartwarming and hilarious paean to movies, setting the perfect tone to kick off Cinequest 2003. The Movie Hero tells the story of a slightly off-kilter guy named Blake, who really believes his life is a movie,...
Cinequest’s 2007 Opening Night is as electrifying as it comes—treating film lovers to one of the most exhilarating films of the year, by one of the most provocative filmmakers of modern times. Filmmaker Mira Nair’s brilliant adaptation of Jhumpa...
Mike Binder's magnificent and hilarious film, The Search for John Gissing, kicks off Cinequest 12 with a bang! Written and directed by the award-winning Binder (HBO's The Mind of the Married Man) and starring Binder, Janeane Garofalo (Truth About...
Cinequest is thrilled to present the United States Premiere of director Magnus Martens' magnificent United, an inspiring tale of becoming a hero when you're the underdog. Childhood sweethearts, KŒre and Anna, have been living together for years in...
World Premiere Screening of Your Guardian. Opening night party follows at Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar Festival Pass Holders Only! World Premiere screening of the highly anticipated film from director Kari Nevil: Your Guardian. Starring Irene...