FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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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...
PDI Presents: Industry leader Pacific Data Imaging gives a cutting-edge look at digital filmmaking. Richard Chuang of PDI will address the hot topic of digital characterization including an insiders glance at Batman & Robin and The Peacemaker....
Creativity is equally important to innovators and scientists as it is to artists. At Picture The Possibilities (PTP) Summit Silicon Valley, global youth connect with luminaries to share their creations and empower each other and our future. The PTP...
A must-see event for film lovers, families, youth,and leaders excited about our future. Comecelebrate our future with a highly entertaining and engaging lineup of PTP short film premieres, conversations between youth and leaders, andthe unveiling of...
Sunday, March 4th - 3pm at the California TheatreCinequest Picture the Possibilities (PTP) is a transformative leadership movement, where empowered youth create films expressing visions of a better tomorrow that inspire global leaders to ignite...
Troubled by the emotional chaos at home, an angst-ridden teenager seeks refuge at his uncle’s house, only to realize that an emotionally-devoid environment can be even more distressing. Paul’s family has been shattered by a recent tragedy. To...
PIXAR PRESENTS. Pixar gurus Tony DeRose and Michael Kass present the wonderful new digital film Geri's Game and the technology that went behind it.
Reed Magazine Presents Poetry Films and Performances SJSU’s Reed Magazine and Cinequest are thrilled to present a night of poets’ performances and short poetry films. A variety of topics will keep you spinning; from a love affair with a promiscuous...
San José State’s Reed Magazine and Cinequest are excited to present the 2nd Edition of this mesmerizing event of poetry and films. Celebrating its 150th year, Reed Magazine has created their first themed edition, dedicated to the diverse state of...
A couple, Christoffer and Maja, go to Prague to bring back the remains of Christoffer’s recently deceased father while their marriage is on its own steady and painful deterioration. Despite the proximity of Denmark and Czech Republic, the couple may...
The severely autistic Kriss spends his days in a psychiatric ward obsessively watching his tape of the 1940's film Pure Hearts—even if he has never seen the ending due to having an incomplete copy. Kriss is enamored with the film’s main heroine,...
During a career spanning more than five decades, legendary director John Boorman has always defied categorization. Eclectic and prolific, the five-time Oscar nominated filmmaker follows his own muse and transports audiences into territories that...
A quietly involving film that asks the question—what happens when nothing happens? The answer is—everything happens. Life happens. In a quiet out-of-the-way rail yard in the Czech Republic things are pretty much as they always have been: whether...
Evocative and darkly poetic, Ramon Cervantes' Resisting Life examines the darkness that hides under the surface of any family. Mexico City, 1960. Aurelia’s happy family life is cut short when her husband is killed in a car accident, leaving Aurelia...