Cinequest 2003

Cinequest took place in Silicon Valley, CA from February 27 to March 9, 2003. Apparently since this year's festival would have been called Cinequest 13, they dropped the numeric designation and simply used the year.

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My approximate ranking of all of the films I saw is below. It seems to have been a very good year for documentaries. Note that the links take you to my reviews.

  1. Weather Underground, The (4 stars, 2002, seen 3/1/2003, 1:32, unrated)
  2. Kuutamolla (3.5 stars, English title: Lovers & Leavers, 2002, seen 3/6/2003, 1:59, unrated, in Finnish with subtitles)
  3. Brother Outsider: The Life of Baynard Rustin (3.5 stars, 2003, seen 3/2/2003, 1:23, unrated)
  4. Con Man (3.5 stars, 2003, seen 3/3/2003, 0:53, unrated)
  5. Tyven, tyven (3.5 stars, English title: Hold My Heart, 2002, seen 3/3/2003, 1:32, unrated, in Norwegian with subtitles)
  6. Solitude (3.5 stars, 2002, seen 3/2/2003, 1:39, unrated)
  7. Okay (3 stars, 2002, seen 3/7/2003, 1:33, unrated, in Danish with subtitles)
  8. Osynlige, Den (3 stars, English title: The Invisible, 2002, seen 2/28/2003, 1:35, unrated, in Swedish with subtitles)
  9. Salvajes (3 stars, English title: Savages, 2001, seen 3/5/2003, 1:38, unrated, in Spanish with subtitles)
  10. Movie Hero, The (3 stars, 2002, seen 2/27/2003, 1:38, unrated)
  11. Expecting (3 stars, 2002, seen 3/2/2003, 1:31, unrated)
  12. Hukkle (3 stars, 2002, seen 3/6/2003, 1:15, unrated)
  13. Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control (2.5 stars, 2002, seen 3/1/2003, 1:33, unrated)
  14. Ravaryete makdush (2.5 stars, English title: Black Tape: A Tehran Diary, the Videotape Fariborz Kambari Found In the Garbage, 2002, seen 2/28/2003, 1:23, unrated, in Farsi and Kurdish with subtitles)
  15. Potestad (2.5 stars, 2002, seen 3/2/2003, 1:30, unrated, in Spanish with subtitles)
  16. Want (2.5 stars, 2002, seen 3/2/2003, 1:38, unrated)
  17. Anarchist Cookbook, The (2.5 stars, 2002, seen 3/3/2003, 1:41, unrated)

In preparation for the festival I created a list of the feature films with whatever information that I could find about them. This list can be found here. I also had an evolving online schedule for which films I was planning to see when, the final version of which is here.

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