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Film Review: 'The Other Kids'

The eternal cinematic quest to say something “real” about modern teenagers usually chases shock value or comedy, two things not much represented in “The Other Kids.” But this semi-improvised indie, shot on location in rural Northern California with non-professionals largely playing versions of their real-life selves, manages to feel considerably more genuine and relevant than most such efforts — in part because it lacks any imposed artificial agenda or tone. 569 more words


Film Review: 'My Feral Heart'

Only the plot strand signaled by the title rings false in “My Feral Heart,” an otherwise very pleasing and credible tale of a man with Down Syndrome suddenly forced into a group care facility when his elderly mother dies. 565 more words


Short Story

I had gone to the festival to see a film about a young offenders’ facility in Iran and an inmate who was deaf.

Before the film began, a woman stood at the front of the theatre with a microphone and began talking. 166 more words

Living And Learning

Cinequest (part 2)

The first week of Cinequest is finally over and I have already learned so much. I learned how to successfully navigate through a crowded event, how to communicate with other professional photographers, and most importantly, the technicalities of shooting in a major event.   274 more words

Personal Experince

Cinequest 2016 (part 1)

With the help of my awesome friend, ZARIN. I was invited to be a part of Cinequest’s Photography Team for this year’s film festival. Cinequest is an annual independent film festival hosted here in the heart of Silicon Valley; in the city of San Jose, California. 444 more words

Personal Experince

Love Is All You Need?

The film Love Is All You Need? made its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival here in downtown SJ Saturday night. I saw the second showing and wow, was it a powerful satire on homophobia. 255 more words