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The Silicon Valley-based Cinequest draws more than 100,000 people and throws a spotlight — appropriately, given its location — on the crossroads of new film technology and new films themselves. This year marks the 24th year for the fest, one that includes 84 world premieres from 43 countries. Yet the San Jose festival is not high on the radar for industryites just a few hours south in L.A.
“People have said to me, ‘It’s really the best-kept secret in the film industry,’” says co-founder/director Halfdan Hussey. “We’re a big festival with a personal feel.”
Being based in the home of bits and bytes makes Cinequest, which runs March 4-16, a natural location for its very particular tech-meets-film niche. In the past, Hussey says the festival has put early spotlights on up-and-coming innovations such as QuickTime, feature film distribution on the Internet and digital exhibition.
To that end, this year’s premieres »
- Randee Dawn
The movie sees him move into more dramatic territory, like his more recent work on the small screen with The Kennedys.
Anchor Bay has released the first trailer over on Apple, teasing a couple of great cameos for fans of 24 alongside leading man Christopher Meloni.
Inspired by a true story, Al Klein (Meloni) and his longtime friend, Ash Martini (Norris) own a used car lot. These two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Martini is a good time charley, who never settled down. Klein, however, still pines for his ex-wife Barbara (Moynahan) who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son, Freddy (Bostick), graduates high school, he decides to forego college in favor of selling cars with his old man. »
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