FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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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...
Here's your chance to attend a spectacular party and get the inside look at one of the finest theatre complexes in the world. If you've strolled past the beautiful complex in downtown San Jose during construction, you know why everybody's so excited...
Sell it or...sell it! Those are the only options for Larry (Kevin Spacey) and Phil (Danny DeVito), if they want to stay employed with their firm. It's the night of their big reception, and along with ushering the fresh-faced Bob (Pete Facinelli)...
Cinequest’s Opening Nights are always a spectacular treat for movie lovers, and you’ll want to join us for an evening of laughs, as director Mark Pellington (Arlington Road) presents his captivating new comedy, starring Shirley MacLaine (Terms of...
Out of Balance is an exposé of the largest, most powerful company in the world. Recent Nobel Prize co-recipient Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth was a call to arms concerning the consequences of impending global warming. Out of Balance goes one step...
John Jeffcoat’s debut feature is a brilliant comedy that eschews stereotypes when a company man, who learns that his entire department is being outsourced, agrees to travel to India to train his replacement. Todd heads up the sales department in a...
A multi-generational story packed with painful family secrets, Pao’s Story examines the intricate nature of personal identity, and how it's sometimes better not to question one’s own history. Pao is a soft-spoken Vietnamese peasant on the verge of...
Stan Schofield’s Parting Words is a blue-collar laughter-and-tears tale about Vince, Nick and Eddie, three best friends who grew up together and are all in love with their best friend Laura. The trouble is that not only are they all secretly in...

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