FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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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...
A lyrical film that captures the angst and confusion of growing up and balancing what you should do with what you must do. When a life shattering event rocked the foundation of a small collection of friends, Eddy decided to leave and spend a year...
Unemployed and hoping for any kind of work at a Finnish TV station, young and beautiful Ilona ends up being interviewed in the wrong office where, to her astonishment, she’s hired as a writer for a soap opera. Ilona becomes immediately infatuated...
After a fatal confrontation with a mugger, Alida is given the rare opportunity to reclaim her life. The problem is: she has exactly one minute to do it. Prolific director Peter Timar is known for his “out-there” ideas, and this dynamic battle...
Starting in the 1960's and spanning the next several decades, The Road is a glowing film that reveals a great deal about recent Chinese history through the story of three people and the traditions that bind them. In the backcountry of the Yunnan...
Aaron Wiederspahn’s dazzling debut is a brilliant mixture of realism and the extraordinary, giving a stunning portrayal of a man’s search for meaning within the ache of despair. Finn is a former high school English teacher who now sells...
Blending the passion and honesty of the kids in the film, Spellbound, with the real life situations behind the comedy, Election, and the political insight of The War Room comes this quirky, spirited and moving documentary. In the fall of 2004,...
Relationships are minefields; tread lightly. A romantic comedy about the perils of love. Over the course of one night, in separate rooms of one hotel, four couples struggle to understand the meaning of love. Jack and Jill can't get up the hill...
Winner of the Audience Award at the Pusan International Film Festival, The White Silk Dress is a magnificent drama that portrays how one poor and oppressed family manages to maintain its pride and dignity and to overcome adversities. Hoi An, Vietnam...
With time quickly running out, an aspiring cartoonist is forced to confront her indecision about the intricate and multi-faceted nature of parenthood. Sasha is unable to reach a firm decision. For most people, parenthood is a natural part of life,...
"Please don't. I have a family..." were her last words. Powerful documentary Trained in the Ways of Men explores the controversial events surrounding the violent murder of Gwen Araujo in Newark, California—a murder that shocked the country when it...

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