Cinequest Feature The Necessities of Life

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 [...]

Cinequest 2008 — March 8 Maverick Spirit Awards Goings-On

 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 [...]

Cinequest Awards Announced

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 [...]