2019 CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL

Cinequest, an annual film festival in Silicon Valley is back this year from March 5 – March 17, 2019 in San Jose and Redwood City.  Cinequest is not just about films, but it also features Virtual Reality (VR) experiences and conversations with actors and film makers like Nandita Das, Billy Nighy and others. The opening… Continue Reading


RITESH BATRA’S “THE SENSE OF AN ENDING” AT CINEQUEST FILM & VR FESTIVAL

Director Ritesh Batra of The Lunchbox fame is back with a new film The Sense of an Ending. The film is based on Julian Barnes’s novel by the same name that won the Man Booker prize in 2011. The compact novel as the New York Times Book Review put it is ” a mystery of memory and… Continue Reading


VIDEO: HALFDAN HUSSEY ON CINEQUEST FILM & VR FESTIVAL

I  sat down to speak with Halfdan Hussey, CEO and co-founder of Cinequest Inc, a Silicon Valley-based organization. Every year they host an annual film festival that features films, workshops, conversation and spotlights the latest technology for content creators and filmmakers. They also have a program for youths called Picture The Possibilities. Hussey talks about the philosophy behind… Continue Reading


TAMIL FILM NILA TO PREMIERE AT SILICON VALLEY’S CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL

Nila trailer from Selvamani Selvaraj on Vimeo. Nila (Moon) from first time director/screenwriter Selvamani Selvaraj will premiere at Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Film Festival this year. The film is part Spotlight section of the film festival that you can watch on Friday, March 4, 2016 at California Theatre in San Jose. Nila is an independent Tamil film from India. Over the past… Continue Reading


Flight 93, 9/11 and Mark Bingham with Alice Hoagland

Flight 93 took from Newark, NJ to San Francisco, CA on September 11, 2001. The flight never reached its destination. This was one of the 4 planes attacked by hijackers. Flight 93 was believed to be heading towards Capitol Hill in Washington DC, and some passengers onboard the plane foiled that attempt.The flight ended up… Continue Reading