FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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Russ Meyer Tribute.
We can't tell you what the film is until you are in your seats, but we guarantee you the perfect Maverick experience as you watch the new film from one of modern cinemas most exciting, award-winning directors.We will give you a hint: You will be...
Lukas Haas (Witness, Brick, Rambling Rose) stars as Carter, a voyeur who finds he’s not alone in Derek Sieg’s evocative Swedish Auto. By day, Carter introspectively works as a small town car mechanic. By night, he is a voyeur, deriving vicarious...
Winner of multiple awards around the globe, The Bothersome Man is the story of 40 year-old Andreas, who arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment and even a wife. Before long, Andreas...
Luis Valdez Retrospective
Oftentimes, we think of the Maverick as a lone wolf, like a baseball pitcher finding a way to pitch a no hitter. But not always. Baseball teams aren't made of pitchers only. (Which is a good thing, cause Ron Shelton played second base.) At times,...
Maverick film and sound editor Walter Murch joins us for a special screening of the classic film The Conversation. In the midst of our current infatuation with information, particularly telecommunications, how often do you wonder who may be...
80’s style teen angst, meshes with drag queens as an already 'out' and eccentric teenager recruits a bizarre circle of friends to help him bring down the homophobic bully threatening his would-be peaceful, high school existence.??Chance Marque is a...
Robert Wise Retrospective
Robert Wise Retrospective.
Saturday, March 10th - 7pm at the California TheatreCinequest 22 culminates with the latest work from one of contemporary cinema's most extraordinary masters. The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Davies' adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play, joins his...
Moderator: Laurence J. Thorpe, V.P. Acquisitions Systems, Sony Electronics. Presenters: Bentley Nelson - director of strategic marketing for Quantum's Consumer Electronics Business Unit; Fred Meyer - LucasDigital Ltd; Kodak. Sony, Quantum and...
World Premiere Wayne Price’s The Doorman is a hilarious insider’s guide to NYC's hip club scene starring glamorous gatekeeper Trevor W, a guy we all want to know, love and, hate. The gatekeeper for the jet set, Trevor wields his power in his...
Werner Herzog Tribute. (In German with English subtitles)
A glorious tribute for movie buffs, fans, and makers. Using entertaining and provocative clips and terrific interviews with many movie masters, A Celebration of American Movies does just that, celebrates the wonders of (arguably) our century's most...
Before it was "the digital convergence is coming," but now it's a celebration of the creative results these new tools have empowered. Join moderator Laurence J. Thorpe, V.P. Acquisitions Systems, Sony Electronics and the following line-up of stand-...
World Premiere The fascinating story of the first hippie family…surprisingly in the 1930s. The word ‘desert’ conjures up images of a grim, desolate wasteland choked by unbearable heat and populated by venomous reptiles and thorn-covered plants. On...
A mesmerizing testimonial that reconstructs the memory of the struggle of the legendary figure of Lucio Cabañas, a rural teacher from Guerrero State who was murdered by the Mexican army. South of Mexico, in 1974, Cabañas led one of the most...
Tuesday, February 28th - 7pm at the California TheatreVery few directors have run the gamut of crafting beautiful and haunting dramas (The Big Blue), magical family fantasies (Arthur and the Invisibles) and edgy, action-packed thrillers (The...
In times of conflict and desperation, the road to redemption is often discovered through the route of compassion. Six years following the Balkan War, young army veteran Mirko earns money from the local mafia by smuggling illegal Chinese immigrants...

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