SPOTLIGHTS CANADIAN FILMS & ACTORS
FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 11, 2018
Never to disappoint us with incredible artistry, Canadian cinema thrives at Cinequest. Here is the exciting line-up:
RWC = Redwood City Downtown 20 Theaters 3B = 3 Below Theaters, San Jose
CAL = California Theatre, San Jose HAM = Hammer Theatre, San Jose
MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD EVENT
THUR, 3/8; 7:30PM (California Theatre, San Jose)
The Emmy Award-winning Canadian star of Orphan Black will be at Cinequest for the premiere of her new film Souls of Totality. Don’t miss this rare chance to spend time with one of the most talented actors working today.
WORLD PREMIERE FILMS
The premiere of a film is always exciting, especially when you’re part of the first audience to see it. And, seeing a film with the filmmakers in attendance to engage in conversation with the audience after the screening? Priceless.
Use Promo Code “CANADACINEQUEST” for
SUN 3/4; 6:00PM (HAM) and get $3 off ticket price!!!
Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12-year-old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, in this exciting thriller.
Also Showing: SAT 3/3; 7:15PM (RWC) | WED 3/7; 6:30PM (RWC) | FRI 3/9;12:45PM (RWC)
A fascinating exploration of a small mining town’s eccentric obsession with its legendary junior hockey team, and how the team and community thrive off one another.
FRI 3/2; 7:15PM (3B) | SUN 3/4; 5:40PM (RWC)
WED 3/7; 7:15PM (HAM) | FRI 3/9; 5:15PM (RWC)
Screwing up goes ballistic in this superb comedy of two hustlers who join forces to get money. But will they end up in jail or each other’s arms?
FRI 3/2; 9:40PM (CAL) | SUN 3/4; 7:35PM (RWC)
MON 3/5; 11:30AM (3B) | SAT 3/10; 7:45PM (RWC)
The incredibly powerful story of a single mom, who’s been treading water since her six-year old son was born, and now finds herself thrust in a fight for survival.
SAT 3/3; 4:30PM (RWC) | MON 3/5; 9:45PM (HAM)
THU 3/8; 4:50PM (RWC) | FRI 3/9; 7:15PM (RWC)
Starring Matt Wells (Scars, Designated Survivor), Michael Rowe (Arrow), and Natalie Brown (The Strain). A powerful and raw look at the effects of childhood trauma through the eyes of two estranged cousins.
FRI 3/2; 8:30PM (RWC) | SUN 3/4; 8:30PM (RWC)
TUE 3/6; 12:45PM (3B) |THU 3/8; 9:30PM (RWC)
Searching for answers, Stu Stone finds more than his old trading card collection. He finds his estranged father Jack, who disappeared over 20 years ago.
SAT 3/3; 3:40PM (RWC) | SUN 3/4; 4:45PM (RWC)
THU 3/8; 2:30PM (HAM) | SUN 3/11; 3:00PM (3B)
UNITED STATES PREMIERE FILMS
A family separated for decades is finally reunited, in this captivating examination of the “60s Scoop” – where indigenous children were taken away from their birth parents and given to non-indigenous families.
WED 2/28; 6:00PM (RWC) |THU 3/1; 1:45PM (3B)
WED 3/7; 4:45PM (3B)
A delinquent teen is kicked out of heaven by her father (who happens to be God) until she is able to learn empathy.
FRI 3/2; 9:00PM (RWC) | SUN 3/4; 5:20PM (RWC)
TUE 3/6; 7:15PM (RWC) | FRI 3/9; 5:00PM (HAM)
A beautiful and captivating dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she’s the father of a 14-year-old boy.
SAT 3/3; 6:45PM (RWC) | SUN 3/4; 1:35PM (3B)
TUE 3/6; 2:00PM (CAL) | SUN 3/11; 12:30PM (RWC)
THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT
WED 2/28; 9:30PM (RWC) | THU 3/1; 3:30PM (RWC)
SUN 3/4; 11:00AM (3B) | MON 3/5; 8:30PM (3B)
WED 2/28; 2:15PM (3B) | THU 3/1; 6:00PM (RWC)
FRI 3/2; 5:15PM (RWC) | SUN 3/4; 8:45PM (3B)
I LIKE GIRLS
THU 3/1; 8:30PM (RWC) | FRI 3/2; 4:30PM (3B)
SAT 3/10; 12:55PM (RWC) | SUN 3/11; 5:15PM (3B)
FRI 3/2; 11:30PM (3B) | MON 3/5; 5:30PM (RWC)
FRI 3/9; 9:00PM (3B) | SAT 3/10; 10:20PM (RWC)
FRI 3/2; 1:45PM (3B) | SUN 3/4; 12:50PM (RWC)
TUE 3/6; 6:00PM (3B) | SUN 3/11; 3:15PM (RWC)
MULTIVERSE DATING FOR BEGINNERS
MUST KILL KARL
SAT 3/3; 11:15AM (HAM) | SAT 3/3; 9:30PM (RWC)
SUN 3/4; 8:30PM (HAM) | SAT 3/10; 7:50PM (RWC)
SUN 3/11; 10:15AM (HAM) |
PRECEDES THE FEATURE FILM CYGNUS
THU 3/1; 9:30PM (RWC) | SAT 3/3; 1:05PM (RWC)
MON 3/5; 4:45PM (CAL) | SAT 3/10; 2:15PM (RWC)
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