film

  • Edward James Olmos Interview – “The Devil Has a Name”

    EO’s Arturo Hilario sat down (virtually) to speak with actor and director Edward James Olmos on his newest film, “The Devil Has a Name”, which is on VOD platforms October 16. Trailer here: https://youtu.be/ulxHfRUOpow...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Film Lauds Importance of Conservation Fund to Latinos

    Roz Brown Public News Service ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 50-year-old conservation program that will expire at the end of this month without action from Congress is the focus of a new film released by the Hispanic Access Foundation. The film, “Land, Water, y Comunidad,” explores the importance of the Land...
  • A Love Letter to Oakland: Blindspotting

    Director Carlos López Estrada Breaks Down the Creation of the New Oakland Based Drama Arturo Hilario El Observador Race relations, Hyphy music, hipsters and “green juice” are the different beats that the new film “Blindspotting” touches upon. Some points are humorous, some are fun, some are damned serious. The...
  • 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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