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.
We’ve got two San Jose Rep screenings—March 7 at 7pm and March 8 at 10pm—of Glory Boy Days, Paul Encinas’ locally made story of a group of downtown college-aged pals. Miss these screening and you can also catch the film at the SF International Asian-American Film Fest’s local weekend-long stand, March 22 at 9:15 [...]
Has there been enough praise of A Better Life to make it overpraised yet? Is the violence symbolic, metaphorical, cleansing or just there to hold the movie together? Have a squint, then: noon today Thursday at Camera 12. Great logo, anyway.
7pm on Thursday at C12 is this critic’s darling, Who Is K.K. Downey? [...]
One of the most intriguing entries at Cinequest, Who Is K.K. Downey? shows Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Cinequest. (Read Richard von Busack’s review at metroactive.com.) Somehow, the topic of authors faking memoirs continues to be ever fresh, which may something about how carefully our book editors are vetting their projects. Just recently, Belgian writer [...]
Michael Keaton accepts his Maverick Spirit Award on Saturday, March 1, at the California Theater in San Jose as part of this year’s Cinequest. For full coveage of the festival, check out Metroactive.com.
(Photo by Felipe Buitrago)
Soft: Shorts Program 4 Standout
Director Simon Ellis’ short film Soft was surely the favorite at the March 1 screening of Shorts Program 4: Signals, Noise and Silence at Camera 12. The most powerful film of the bunch, Soft had audiences members yelling enthusiastic “woots” when the film’
s main antagonist finally got a cricket [...]
*May Contain Spoilers* The Aerial, March 3 at 5pm, March 8 at 11:30pm, at Camera 12)
Apparently this writer wasn’t the only one who didn’t get the Holocaust references in The Aerial. During the California Theatre’s showing of Esteban Sapir’s visually impressive silent film on Saturday night, the audience erupted into surprised laughter when the image of [...]
Metroactive.com’s reviewers keep working their DVD players overtime previewing Cinequest films (read full coverage of festival). Richard von Busack found this gem and recommends it to both film and book fans:
*Who Is K.K. Downey?
(U.S.) “He said, ‘Hey, kid. Do you want to snort some China?’ I liked the way it sounded, like I could fit [...]
They often call movies “vehicles,” and the point was driven home Friday evening (Feb. 29) on Day 3 of this year’s Cinequest film festival in downtown San Jose. For the premiere showing of Sherman’s Way, a comedy about a California road trip in a classic MGB convertible, some cherry examples of the lead roadster [...]
Talk about Jumper. In the Mexican feature Enlightened Blood (La Sangre Iluminada), which played Friday, Feb. 29, at Cinequest in San Jose, some kind of cosmic nose bleed sends characters careening into the bodies—and lives—of complete strangers. With both the memories of past lives and all the cares, joys and woes of new lives, they [...]