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Cinequest 2017: festival preview

I’ve already seen over twenty offerings from Cinequest 2016, and here are my initial recommendations. AUDIENCE-PLEASERS For Grace: a winning British dramedy about an adoptee’s search for his biological family that doesn’t go as expected. First feature for director Sebastian … Continue reading

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NOIR CITY 2017: a bang up final weekend

I’ve been recommending  the Noir City film fest, underway in San Francisco and running through Sunday. Noir City is the annual festival of the Film Noir Foundation, spearheaded by its founder and president Eddie Muller. The Foundation preserves movies from … Continue reading

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Cinequest 2015 at mid-festival

We’re halfway through Cinequest 2015. What are the biggest hits and the most delightful surprises? Cinequest’s Director of Programming/Associate Director Mike Rabehl was definitely right: he predicted BATKID BEGINS and WILD TALES to be among the biggest audience pleasers. The … Continue reading

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The Guy Who Picks the Movies: Cinequest’s Mike Rabehl

“Everybody always thinks that you watch a bunch of films and you pick what you would like – but it’s not like that.” Michael Rabehl is Cinequest’s Director of Programming/Associate Director. He’s held the position of Director of Programming since … Continue reading

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