Cinequest’s First Maverick for 2009

Sweet Lou

Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award winnerLou Gossett Jr. brings new film to festival

The actor Louis Gossett Jr. co-wrote one memorable antiwar song, “Handsome Johnny”; as played by Richie Havens, it was a celebrated moment at Woodstock, a 1969 outdoor concert full of “people listenin’ to Mick [...]

Cinequest filmmakers party on Friday at Vivid

All About Dad‘s editor Jeremy Castillo, director/producer Mark Tran and producer/director of photography Todd Banhazl at Vivid’s Cinequest Party

Michael Cecchi, Blanchard Ryan, Dave Steck and Julian Mark Kheel from Capers

(Photos by Felipe Buitrago of Metro)

Cinequest Shows Off on Friday; Two Million Stupid Women screens

<>The cast and crew of “Two Million Stupid Women” before and during the screening of their film at the San Jose Rep on Friday at Cinequest.

(Photo by Felipe Buitrago)

Gotta Love the Title

 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   

Cinequest Day 2 (Feb. 26)

 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 [...]

Cashing in at Cinequest

(After the opening-night fervor dies down, it’s time to do some serious planning for Cinequest. The big feature for Thursday looks to be the superlative Johnny Cash documentary)

THE THOUGHT has been attributed to George “Machine Gun” Kelly: “Everyone in jail is innocent, and yet everyone in jail knows that [...]

Corpse Run at Cinequest

Corpse Run is an entertaining coming-of-age movie about a group of PC gamers. It’s a low-budget Reality Bites, with a lot more beautiful people then you would expect see playing video games 24/7. Director and writer John-Michael Thomas creatively uses random inserts of game modes, voice-overs and the Windows blue screen of death to keep [...]

01SJ Walkabout, Friday, June 6

On the Move at 01SJ

By Michael S. Gant

IF NOTHING ELSE, 01SJ has been good for my health—it encourages getting up and out in downtown San Jose. Think of it as the Wii of digital-arts festivals.

My Friday amble was accompanied by a series of subversive koans posted on light poles—“Reality can be [...]

01SJ Begins With Luis Valdez Defending Quetzy


A First Look at 01Sj 

By Gary Singh/Photos by Felipe Buitrago

DURING THE opening ceremonies for the 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge, Luis Valdez made an appearance and wowed the crowd with a [...]

Mar 7-9 at Cinequest

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 [...]