Cinequest’s anniversary edition celebrates thirty years of elating audiences, artists, and innovators so it only seems fitting we kick-off with the story of a man who filled people’s lives with joy and laughter. Having its World Premiere at this year’s festival is a loving tribute to the funny man who made us forget our troubles and laugh at our foibles! The festival said about introduction of opening event which start today with many events per-day until March 15.
The festival said on its twitter account: “Cinequest’s opening night is tomorrow 3/3 at 7:15 p.m. at the California Theatre. Cinequest’s 30th anniversary edition kicks off with the world premiere of john Pinette at the GLASS HOUSE SJ “.
Comedic genius John Pinette, who was born and raised in blue collar Malden, Massachusetts, rocketed to fame by the 1990s, playing to full houses like Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston to Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. In the tradition of large comedians like John Belushi, John Candy, and Chris Farley, John Pinette with his cherubic smile and clean comedy routine had the audience laughing so hard they cried. Pinette regularly appeared on The Tonight Show and The View, performed in Hairspray on Broadway, and guest starred in the final episode of Seinfeld. Krakower’s film explores Pinette’s life and career—the good, bad, and funny—through hilarious clips of his stage and film performances and through interviews of the comedians who knew him best, including Lewis Black, Howie Mandel, Tammy Pescatelli, Kathleen Madigan, and Bill Burr.
And, in the fine tradition of all Cinequest Opening Nights, we will be celebrating the premiere with special guests, artists, creativity, inspiration, and so much more. So, come ready to be inspired, to laugh, to join the company of so many movie lovers and artists, to dance at the party after, and above all…get ELATED!
On other side the story and legacy of Cinequest is bringing together the Silicon Valley’s technologies and spirit of innovation with the arts to empower great creations—and connecting audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other, improving our lives and our future.
Under the name “Picture The Possibilities “. To empowering the global youth to create their visions. They have power to create anything from art to science, the festival bring them this ability and then practice it, by making short films and feature films to understand youth visions and dreams could be brought into reality and share it with others. It empowers, inspires, and gives an opportunity for improved lives and an improved world forged from the powers of creativity and innovation.
A host of distinguished partners fuels this engine of creativity, including: Kaiser Permanente, The Hearst Foundations, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Southwest Airlines, Capital Group, Hewlett Packard Workstations, Google, The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, Adobe, Seagate, Litepanels, Cisco, Midpeninsula Community Media Center, Audio-Technica, Liquid Agency, Eddie Lira, GlideCam, Brett Company, CreaTV, Rhino Camera Gear, Manfrotto, Red Giant.