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Cinequest 19: Opening Night Gala

I’ll begin by saying, “If you missed the opening, you missed a fantastic night out in San Jose.”

Ellie Kranner’s ‘Wake’ was the perfect quirky pick up my spirits (pun intended) film I’ve seen in some time. Bijou Phillips captivating portrayal of Carys had me laughing and crying along with her. And who could resist Ian Somerhalder as Tyler. Jane Seymour (Open Heart Necklace bejeweled) as Carys’s mother added a, “Oh, look at Jane”, moment.

When the curtain came down and the applause died, Ellie Kranner was gifted a Vivienne Tam HP Digital Clutch Notebook. We were then treated to cast interviews. Someone asked how long it took to film. I was surprised to learn that they had ‘it’ in only four weeks! Yes, I asked a question too. I wanted to know if Jane Seymour was actually paid a salary, or was the flashing of her necklace enough? A laughing Ms. Kranner assured me that they did indeed pay Seymour .

As I was leaving the theatre I spotted a familiar face – Bijou’s sister, Mackenzie (American Graffiti, One Day at a Time). I told her that it was nice to see her. To which she replied, “Nice to be seen.” Did she had something to share with San Jose Metblogs? Yes, her tell-all book( Simon & Schuster) in the spring.

Before the show I made sure to introduce Mark Tran, ‘All About Dad‘, to Jason.

flickr Cinequest 19 set – I later spotted the Phillips sisters on the sidewalk in front of the California Theatre taking a smoke break. Some guy asked me to lower my camera, so just imagine smoke billowing round their heads.

Tonight – ‘Capers’ 7:00 PM California Theatre –

Bijou Phillips

Cinequest Film Festival 19: Transform


February 25 – March 8, 2009 Cinequest will transform a three block area of San Jose through celebration, innovation, humor, love, provocation, and inspiration.

Opening night: ‘Wake’ (as in funeral) starring Bijou Phillips, Danny Masterson, and Jane Seymour makes its world premiere here in San Jose. Mezcal at 25 W San Fernando and Billy Berk’s at 99 S. 1st St. are hosting the post screening party(s). Will actors and filmmakers show up at both? General admission price of $12.00, or $40.00 if you include the party. 7 PM at the California Theatre.

Closing Night: The world premiere of ‘The Nature of Existence’. What a deal. A documentary that explains it all… Why are we here? Does God exist, etc.? All for only the general admission price of $12.00, or $40.00 if you include the party – appetizers, desserts, cocktails and entertainment at E & O Trading Co. 7:30 PM at the California Theatre

Maverick Spirit Recipients:

* Louis Gossett Jr – Academy Award winner® – ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’.

Award presentation and screening of ‘The Least Among You’.

March 3rd, 7:00 PM – California Theatre – General Admission $10.00

* Kevin Pollak – The Usual Suspects’, ‘The Whole Nine Yards”, ‘That Thing You Do’; ‘Casino’

The evening includes stand-up film comedy by Pollak.

March 4th, 7:00 PM – California Theatre – General Admission – $20:00

* Diablo Cody – Academy Award winning® screenwriter – ‘Juno’.

March 6th, 3 PM – San Jose Repertory Theatre – $15 ticket for the conversation – moderated by Lew Hunter.

Local Filmmakers World Premieres:

* ‘All About Dad’ by, Mark Tran a Vietnamese-American comedy.

* ‘Canary’ by, Alejandro Adams (Around the Bay, Cinequest 2008) Organ harvesting.

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