If you’re going to be in the San Jose, Calif., area next week, you might want to check out the annual film festival, Cinequest. Taking place March 1 through 12 at three cinemas, Cinequest screens a plethora of short and long films in a variety of styles. Several on the docket this year are genre fare, including the Fritz Lang’s silent film Metropolis and a supernatural horror/medical thriller called Unrest. Several of the shorts might also appeal to you, such as Super Power Blues, about a super hero who can’t make time for her boyfriend because she’s so busy saving the world, and Zombie American, about an ordinary guy who also happens to be a zombie.

What: Cinequest 2006
When: Wednesday, March 1, through Sunday, March 12, 2006
Where: San Jose, Calif.

  • California Theatre
    345 South First Street
  • Camera 12 Cinemas
    201 South Second Street
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre
    101 Paseo de San Antonio

For Tickets:
Online: www.cinequest.org
Prices: $5 Students, $9 General, $70 10-pack of general screenings

Special Offers:

  • Film Lovers Pass — $125
  • Films & Forums Pass — $135
  • Gold Pass — $195
  • Platinum Pass — $500

Promotional Film Pass Packages are also available at www.cinequest.org/2006/programguide/event_view.php?eid=217

  • Festival Lover Package — $225
  • Gold Getaway Package A — $250
  • Gold Getaway Package B — $325
  • Palm Pass Package — $599