Canary‘s Alejandro Adams got interviewed by Karina Longworth, and she did a fine job of it.
Meanwhile, Monday’s screenings include some that might have been missed first time around, including the highly-recommended Rocaterrania (see Michael Gant’s review below), Bitter and Twisted (5pm, C12), and Necessities of Life (4:15pm, [...]
Tonight at Cinequest brings what may be the most controversial film at the festival, and it is almost 100 years old.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Civil War is fought and lost, and during its aftermath in the Reconstruction, the South is saved by bold, masked heroes: the Ku Klux Klan. [...]
Not every film at Cinequest has to be a meditative chronicle of a doomed relationship or a cry of help for the oppressed of the world. There’s room for a good old-fashioned gore fest, as Metro reviewer Steve Palopoli writes about …
Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf
It’s a good thing that most of the features at the festival play more than once, otherwise fans would have a hard time choosing between The Market at 7pm and Another Man at 7:15pm.
As Metro’s Steve Palopoli wrote, The Market is a surprising tale of black-market capitalism in Turkey. Perhaps most unexpected of [...]
The Necessities of Life
(Canada) Baffin Island, 1952: an Inuk (Inuit) hunter named Tivii (Natar Ungalaaq) is picked up by a hospital ship, tested, transported and quarantined for tuberculosis in a Quebec City hospital. Almost totally isolated, he first tries to escape and then to commit suicide. Finally, he encounters an [...]
Danny Glover at the California Theatre (photo by Felipe Buitrago)
Hotel Montgomery’s itty-bitty Western Pacific Room was crammed with cameras, boom mics and more than 30 Cinequest and media representatives Saturday afternoon for a press conference featuring Maverick Spirit Award recipients Danny Glover and Bobby Moresco, among others. Cinequest Executive Director Halfdan Hussey gave a [...]
Here we go; Cinequest is over for another year, and here’s how the awards went: Maverick Spirit Award (Cinequest’s top prize) went to Alan Brown’s Superheroes; about survivors of the Iraq War (happy fifth birthday, Iraq War! You may not have been the best, but you sure are the longest!). First-rate acting in this [...]
To start with today, Sunday, there’s a couple of films I’d like to push: the dreamy horror film Suspension, playing at 10:30am at the Camera 12 (9:30am real time, thanks to the vagaries of daylight savings); I’m happy to hear good reports from those who saw Who is K.K. Downey?, playing again 3pm at Camera [...]
Just coincidentally, I was slogging my was through the DVD of the Spike TV bank-robbery mini-series The Kill Point, starring announced-the-unannounced Cinequest Maverick John Leguizamo, when I realized that the “sexy girl hostage” part was taken by Christine Evangelista, star of the Cinequest feature Goodbye Baby—talk about synchronicity.
In Goodbye Baby, Evangelista plays an 18-year-old who [...]
Wednesday, March 5, saw a whole host of Cinequest filmmakers converge on the Vault for schmoozing, congratulations all around and a little griping about pesky critics. Photos by Felipe Buitrago.
Arianna DiGiorgi and Jason Goodman of The Eternal City.