Cinequest 2015

by mweston | created - 24 Feb 2015 | updated - 08 Mar 2015 | Public

Films showing at Cinequest in 2015

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1. Batkid Begins (2015)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

63 Metascore

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.

Director: Dana Nachman | Stars: Teresa Clovicko, Audrey Copper, Katie Cotton, James Coyne

Votes: 1,536 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Amnesia (II) (2014)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

On a weekend trip to a remote island cabin the psychopathic Thomas loses his memory, and Kathrine sees an opportunity to get out of the unhealthy relationship.

Director: Nini Bull Robsahm | Stars: Pia Tjelta, Christian Rubeck

Votes: 113

3. Beatles (2014)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

Four friends growing up in Oslo in the sixties, who occasionally think of themselves as the Fab Four. Based on the best selling book by Lars Saabye Christensen.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Louis Williams, Håvard Jackwitz, Halvor Tangen Schultz, Ole Nicolai Myrvold Jørgensen

Votes: 623

4. Jakten på Berlusconi (2014)

82 min | Comedy

A chubby jockey are no longer getting the best horses to ride, and has to cheat to pay off his considerable debt. A horse drugging goes wrong, and winds up in kidnapping the prizewinner horse Berlusconi.

Director: Ole Endresen | Stars: Edward Schultheiss, Morten Ramm, Henriette Steenstrup, Jon Øigarden

Votes: 211

Chasing Berlusconi

5. Sveriges coolaste landslag (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

Memory sports is a world-wide phenomenon that has been around for over 20 years. Competitors are challenged to quickly memorize incredible amounts of information. The one who can remember ... See full synopsis »

Director: Per-Eric Malm

Votes: 9

Sweden's Coolest National Team

6. Onder het Hart (2014)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

Masha is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and divorced. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk becomes incurably ill.

Director: Nicole van Kilsdonk | Stars: Frank Lammers, Kay Greidanus, Lies Visschedijk, Kim van Kooten

Votes: 265

7. Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Western

72 Metascore

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

Director: John Maclean | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius, Aorere Paki, Jeffrey Thomas

Votes: 38,303 | Gross: $0.23M

8. Chilla (2014)

88 min | Drama

40 Days of Silence is the story of four women in Central Asia in key moments of their lives, discovered through their different ages. It is a trip into an unconscious and intimate female ... See full summary »

Director: Saodat Ismailova | Stars: Saodat Rahminova, Farida Olimova, Barohad Shukurova, Rushana Sadikova

Votes: 46

40 Days of Silence

9. Snow (2014)

86 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Youngest son of the family returns home to find out that every family member is in deep troubles.

Director: Mehdi Rahmani | Stars: Roya Taymourian, Afshin Hashemi, Mohammad Reza Ghaffari, Anahita Afshar

Votes: 95


10. Life in a Fishbowl (2014)

129 min | Drama

A Reykjavik pre-school teacher struggles to raise her daughter while selling casual sex to help make ends meet.

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,527

11. Operation Arctic (2014)

87 min | Adventure, Family

Accidentally, three sibling children are left alone in a winter storm on the island of Spitsbergen. No-one on the main land, an ocean apart, knows where they are. It's a dramatic fight for survival.

Director: Grethe Bøe-Waal | Stars: Kaisa Gurine Antonsen, Ida Leonora Valestrand Eike, Leonard Valestrand Eike, Line Verndal

Votes: 697

12. Aspie Seeks Love (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

A fearless outsider has been searching for love longer than many of us have been alive.

Director: Julie Sokolow | Star: David Matthews

Votes: 30

13. The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman, Tony Porter

Votes: 2,013

14. Antoine et Marie (2014)

85 min | Drama

Marie leads a calm and happy life withe her boyfriend in a nice suburban neighborhood. After a night out in a bar with her colleagues, she wakes up dizzy, in a cab, with no memories of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Larouche | Stars: Martine Francke, Sébastien Ricard, Guy Jodoin, Isabelle Blais

Votes: 64

15. Killswitch (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Drama

The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

Director: Ali Akbarzadeh | Stars: Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow

Votes: 572

16. There Will Be No Stay (2016)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A journey of compassion and consequence, through a process shrouded in secrecy. Executioners' lives intersect on a path to discovering freedom from their own personal prisons...

Director: Patty Ann Dillon | Stars: Allen Ault, Craig Baxley, Terry Bracey, Bill Pelke

Votes: 25

17. Halfway (2014)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

Stef moved to a new home, but there is another man in his home, Theo. Theo is the previous owner of the house, he died a few years ago. Stef seems to be the only one who can see him.

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Jurgen Delnaet, Koen De Graeve, Evelien Bosmans, Gilles De Schryver

Votes: 452

18. Marry Me (2014)

94 min | Comedy

Following a brief affair, gym teacher Jurgen decides to marry his fellow teacher Sibel. But that's not what their families expected: Jurgen's Flemish parents don't understand why their only... See full summary »

Director: Kadir Balci | Stars: Matthieu Sys, Angelo Tijssens, Rudi Delhem, Mieke Bouve

Votes: 223

19. 5 to 7 (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there's just one catch: She's married and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening.

Director: Victor Levin | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 16,642 | Gross: $0.12M

20. Plan Bart (2014)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Plan Bart is a romantic comedy about competing desires -- sacrificing one's childhood dreams for the responsibilities of adulthood, air guitar championships for diapers and bottles, 'having... See full summary »

Director: Roel Mondelaers | Stars: Wine Dierickx, Junaid Faiz, Wouter Hendrickx, Maarten Mertens

Votes: 196

21. Children of the Arctic (2014)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Drama

Children of the Arctic is a portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers growing up in Barrow - the northernmost community in the United States. As their climate and culture undergo profound ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Brandestini

Votes: 35

22. Booze Boys & Brownies (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

An aspiring actress navigates the musically comedic underbelly of Hollywood in search of fame fortune (boys) and herself. Hint: she finds one.

Director: Veronica Mannion | Stars: Veronica Mannion, Ariel Hart, Amir Abdullah, Deborah Geffner

Votes: 14

23. For Some Inexplicable Reason (2014)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

A trip to Lisbon helps a nerdy guy who is quickly approaching 30 finally get his mojo back.

Director: Gábor Reisz | Stars: Áron Ferenczik, Miklós Horváth, Bálint Györiványi, Tamás Owczarek

Votes: 3,403

24. Apples From the Desert (2014)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Rebecca Abarnabel, a single daughter born into an Orthodox Jewish family, is tired of the lifestyle that her father, Reuven, has forced upon her. She and her mother, Victoria, go on a life-changing journey between worlds.

Directors: Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzki | Stars: Moran Rosenblatt, Reymonde Amsallem, Shlomi Koriat, Elisha Banai

Votes: 97

Apples from the Desert

25. WAX: We Are the X (2015)

103 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

A troupe of reporters is given a video by a mysterious someone. The video is the proof left by three thirty-something, two men and a woman, of a road trip on the French Riviera, the ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Corvino | Stars: Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Davide Paganini, Jacopo Maria Bicocchi, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 92

26. Drift (2015)

93 min | Drama

Robert (22), a former driver in illegal races, returns to his hometown after a long period of absence. He is determined to put his past behind him and starts an apprenticeship in a repair ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Patwa | Stars: Scherwin Amini, Miro Caltagirone, Vanessa Comte, Adrian Furrer

Votes: 43

27. One Day in April (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

'One Day in April' follows four teams of college cyclists as they prepare for the Indiana University Little 500, a grueling bicycle race held each year in Bloomington, Ind. 'One Day in ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Miller | Stars: Jordan Bailey, Courtney Bishop, Kevin Depasse, Kayce Doogs

Votes: 7

28. Forever Into Space (2015)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Forever Into Space tells the story of Audrey Harrington (Kelly Sebastian), an over-educated and underemployed twenty-something film blogger attempting to make sense of the times while ... See full summary »

Director: Greg W. Locke | Stars: Kelly Sebastian, Oliver Fetter, Tyler Evan Rowe, Julianna Pitt

Votes: 5

29. Almost Anything (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

In an attempt to abandon their well-practiced social constructs, a group of friends test the limits of monogamy, friendship, betrayal, and freedom.

Director: Torre Catalano | Stars: Alex Ashbaugh, Jodi Balfour, Jordan Hayes, Martha MacIsaac

Votes: 106

30. Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey (2015)


"A Photographer's Journey" captures the remarkable life and work of Pedro Guerrero (1917-2012). He left behind thousands of photographs and nearly 15 hours of interviews beautifully shot in... See full summary »

Directors: Yvan Iturriaga, Ray Telles | Star: Pedro E. Guerrero

Votes: 20

31. Songs She Wrote About People She Knows (2014)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Carol discovers how to lose friends and alienate people when she starts singing songs she wrote about people she knows.

Director: Kris Elgstrand | Stars: Ben Cotton, Justine Warrington, Matty Finochio, Marilyn Norry

Votes: 50

32. Factory Boss (2014)

102 min | Drama, News

Workers work for boss, boss works for the multi-nationals

Director: Wei Zhang | Stars: Anlian Yao, Yan Tang, Ju Zhao, Jingyi Huang

Votes: 17

Factory Boss

33. Corn Island (2014)

100 min | Drama, War

The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

Director: George Ovashvili | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent

Votes: 3,610

34. The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano (2015)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Photographer Phil Toledano has become obsessed with his future. Using DNA tests, fortune tellers, and a prosthetic makeup artist, he begins photographing the many dark possibilities that ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: Tita Ang-Angco, Michael Carbone, James Estrin, Doron Gild

Votes: 17

Death Becomes Him (short)

35. Zemene (2014)

68 min | Documentary

ZEMENE is a feature documentary about a young Ethiopian girl's bravery in the face of enormous odds. Living in a remote village with a rare curvature of the spine, Zemene struggles with ... See full summary »

Director: Melissa R. Donovan | Stars: Zemene Tiget Adababy, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Menormelkam Endashaw, Rick Hodes

Votes: 21

36. Three Windows and a Hanging (2014)

94 min | Drama

In a traditional village where life is gradually being rebuilt, the schoolteacher Lushe is driven by her conscience to give an interview to an international journalist. During the interview... See full summary »

Director: Isa Qosja | Stars: Irena Cahani, Luan Jaha, Donat Qosja, Xhevat Qorraj

Votes: 151

37. Bestia de Cardo (2015)

99 min | Drama

A Dominican girl is forced to return home to a suffocating and elite society called Cardo. She meets a tailor who teaches her a supernatural way to escape.

Director: Virginia Sánchez Navarro | Stars: Virginia Sánchez Navarro, Angélica Aragón, Jorge Luis Moreno, Karina Noble

Votes: 26

Beast of Cardo

38. Los Hámsters (2015)

71 min | Comedy, Family

The life of an ordinary family hiding secrets from each other, despite living under the same roof.

Director: Gilberto González Penilla | Stars: Angel Norzagaray, Gisela Madrigal, Hoze Meléndez, Montserrat Minor

Votes: 38

The Hamsters

39. The Center (2015)

72 min | Drama

An intense, boldly cinematic new vision which focuses on a cult-like group and the vulnerable young man who becomes involved in their agenda.

Director: Charlie Griak | Stars: Matt Cici, Judd Einan, Amanda Day, Ramon Pabon

Votes: 59

40. Traces of Sandalwood (2014)

95 min | Drama

Pain is universal. But so is hope. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Nandita Das, Aina Clotet, Vaibhavi Hankare, Naby Dakhli

Votes: 377

41. No Evidence of Disease (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Below the belt cancers and a below the radar cause are thrust into the limelight as N.E.D., or No Evidence of Disease, a rock band of GYN surgeons, put the plight of their patients center ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Kalin | Stars: John Boggess, Joanie Mayer Hope, Nimesh Nagarsheth, William Robinson

Votes: 9

42. Muse (VIII) (2015)

109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

'Clew' is the story of Jack Hadrian, a painter living in the mid-twenty-first century who contracts for the purchase of a Muse, a genetically engineered bioform designed to be his perfect mate, after his fiancée disappears mysteriously.

Director: Eric Badros | Stars: Taylor Graham, Heather Weeks, Lavinia Postolache, Stevie Mack

Votes: 80

43. Palindromes (2015)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A lonely man obsessed with symmetry is forced to reveal a peculiar imperfection when he falls in love with the seemingly perfect woman.

Director: Nicholas Colla | Stars: Virginia Gay, Ben Ridgwell, Mahalia Brown, Cat Commander


44. In the Company of Women (2015)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Down on his luck, a sophisticated Ladies Man agrees to take an unusual assignment escorting an Older Academic for an eventing out. The night takes an unexpected turn as the two learn something about women they never knew.

Director: Kahlil Silver | Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Shogi Silver, Clare O'Connor, Margret Romeo

Votes: 8

45. Astraea (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

People drop dead at the dinner table. Pilots collapse mid-flight, and planes fall suddenly out of the sky. In sixteen days, the human race is all but extinct. On a newly silent continent, ... See full summary »

Director: Kristjan Thor | Stars: Scotty Crowe, Jessica Cummings, Nerea Duhart, Alec Judelson

Votes: 98

46. The House on Pine Street (2015)

111 min | Drama, Horror

A psychological horror about a young woman coping with an unwanted pregnancy after moving into a seemingly haunted house.

Directors: Aaron Keeling, Austin Keeling | Stars: Emily Goss, Taylor Bottles, Cathy Barnett, Jim Korinke

Votes: 1,764

47. No Evidence of Disease (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Below the belt cancers and a below the radar cause are thrust into the limelight as N.E.D., or No Evidence of Disease, a rock band of GYN surgeons, put the plight of their patients center ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Kalin | Stars: John Boggess, Joanie Mayer Hope, Nimesh Nagarsheth, William Robinson

Votes: 9

48. Bad Exorcists (2015)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

A trio of awkward teens intend to win a horror festival by making their own movie, but wind up getting their actress possessed in the process.

Director: Kyle Steinbach | Stars: Alex Knapp, Sean Roney, Julian Master, Claire Berger

Votes: 84

49. Dirty Beautiful (2015)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A lonely artist brings a young, drifter woman back to his tiny apartment to live with him. Between his obsessive tendencies and her non-stop drinking, something strange happens. They start to care for each other.

Director: Tim Bartell | Stars: Ricky Mabe, Jordan Monaghan, Conor Leslie, Darin Heames

Votes: 591