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  • Cinequest Film Review: Lupe

    Jose Posadas El Observador A good film should entertain, but it should also provoke thought and conversation, and if it is a worthy film it might even change public perceptions and attitudes. The film “Lupe” premiering at the annual Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival is all those things. Directed...
  • Cinequest Film Review: Clean Hands

    Jose Posadas El Observador “Clean Hands”, a documentary from director Michael Dominic, tells the story of the Lopez family surviving off the largest dump, known as La Chureca, in Nicaragua. Filmed over 7 years we are introduced to Blanca and her partner Javier and their 4 young children. Shot...
  • Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2019: Latino Film Highlights

    Arturo Hilario El Observador For film fans and the technology-curious alike, Cinequest Film Festival, now named Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, brings a yearly opportunity to delve into the worlds of cinema, technology, and art within the setting of vibrant downtown San Jose locations. Every year, patrons have the...
  • Cinequest Q&A: “The Public”

    Writer, Director and Actor Emilio Estevez Brings to Life the “Last Bastion of True Democracy” Arturo Hilario El Observador One of Cinequest’s main events is a riveting film titled “The Public”. Written, directed, and starring Emilio Estevez, the film tackles the themes of homelessness, mental illness and human morality....
  • Q&A: Halfdan Hussey and the Evolving Creativity of the Film Festival

    A Look at the New Components of the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival Arturo Hilario El Observador Halfdan Hussey is the Director, CEO and Co-Founder of Cinequest Film Festival. But before all that he is a lover of the arts and technology. For years now, Cinequest Film Festival has...
  • CINEQUEST 2019

    1. Clean Hands –  Shot over the course of seven years (2011-2018) in Nicaragua, Clean Hands is a feature-length fly-on-the-wall cinéma vérité which tells the remarkable, riveting story of the Lopez family surviving against the backdrop of Central America’s largest gar bage dump, La Chureca and beyond. It is...
  • Cinequest Latino Film Showcase: Hermanos

    Jose Posadas Special to El Observador Donald Trump’s divided states of America is the backdrop for the film Hermanos, a documentary by Mexican-born director Laura Plancarte, that chronicles the contentious story of immigration as seen by its two main protagonists: a former pageant queen from Montana who has fallen...
  • IMPACT: A Look at CINEQUEST VR & More

    Co-Founder Halfdan Hussey breaks down the VR opportunities at Cinequest Film Festival this year and why the festival has impact Arturo Hilario El Observador Halfdan Hussey is the Director, CEO & Co-Founder of Cinequest Film Festival, which is going on until March 11th. This year brings more than 250...
  • FILM THRILLS

    Michael Rabehl, Cinequest’s Director of Programming & Associate Director talks about the expansion of the “Thrills” portion of Cinequest Film Festival Arturo Hilario El Observador This year’s Cinequest Film Festival has expanded its lineup of genre films, which include horror, sci-fi and thrillers. Now with a competition representing these...

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