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Cinequest Film Festival 20 Opening Night 2/23/2010 in San Jose February 22, 2010

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Are You a Maverick?

You betcha.  No.  Not the kind of Maverick that shoots wolves from helicopters, winks at opponents, and writes notes on their hands.   I’m talking about the kind of Maverick that shoots enemy MiG’s while flying upside down, flips the bird, and still looks hot while playing beach volleyball.  Now you’re talking to me Goose. 

Well if you fall into the second category then you are going to want to check out this year’s Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cinequest has been empowering the Maverick to astound, electrify, and inspire the world of cinema.  The Cinequest Film Festival presents a dynamic 12-day event of 200 international films with over 600+ film artists, technologists, and professionals from 44 countries.

Opening night begins tomorrow 2/23/2010 with the screening of “The Good Heart” starring Brian Cox (Match Point, Troy, The Bourne Identity) and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Gigantic).  This year Deepak Chopra and Benjamin Bratt will be receiving Maverick awards and honors.  The festival closes on 3/6/2010 with the screening of “Mother,” a South Korean film about a mother (of course) devoted to her mentally challenged adult son. 

Get all of the festival details on their website:

http://www.cinequest.org/indexCQ.php

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Rock and Roll at The Sundance Film Festival Twenty-Ten January 22, 2010

The Sundance Film Festival started yesterday in Park City Utah and runs through January 31, 2010.  One of the films premiering at the festival and catching a lot of buzz is the rock biopic “The Runaways.”  You remember The Runaways–1970’s all-girl teenage rock band, known as “jailbait rock” because Joan Jett, Sandy West, Lita Ford, and Cherie Currie were underage when they started the band.

Starring Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) as Joan Jett, and Dakota Fanning (“I Am Sam”) as Cherie Currie, the film will have its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24th, and will open in wide release on March 19, 2010.

Check out the entire Sundance Festival Schedule here:

http://festival.sundance.org/2010/