What To See During The Mill Valley Film Festival!

The Mill Valley Film Festival is gearing up for its 38th year! The event will run Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 18, 2015 to recognize the best in independent and world cinema. We’re talking about an outstanding list of movies that feature films that are already stirring some Oscar buzz for next year. Attendees […]

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6 Sundance Films to See in 2015

At the beginning of every new year, tens of thousands of people, including the best filmmakers, actors and critics, gather in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. As a film lover, attending the festival is definitely on my bucket list, but fortunately for those of us who aren’t rich enough to travel to Utah, the […]

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5 Films to look forward to at Cinequest Film Festival 2015!

Hello Cinequest! Yes, it’s already that time of year again. Last year, we here at The Daily Quirk covered the San Jose film festival and we’re back for its 25th anniversary taking place February 24 – March 8. In these two weeks, the city of San Jose will be debuting numerous films and awarding game-changing […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Inside Look at Cinequest Film Festival

Cinequest (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

With 13 days jam-packed with creative films, stunning talent and inspiring, cinematic minds from over 50 countries, Cinequest Film Festival is a wonder all its own. And this year, the festival’s 24th to be exact, was no exception. The Daily Quirk had the opportunity to sit down with several people involved with Cinequest to talk about […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Miguel Ali, Kelly Mantle and Erick M. Crespo of ‘Confessions of a Womanizer’

Miguel Ali and Kelly Mantle of CONFESSIONS OF WOMANIZER with TDQ Correspondent Ashley Bulayo (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

  A semi-biographical film written and directed by Miguel Ali, Confessions of a Womanizer explores the humor and darkness behind Ritchie’s (Andrew Lawrence) sex addiction. Unable to connect with any of his sexual partners beyond a physical release, Ritchie meets a transgender prostitute, Ginger (Kelly Mantle). Ginger helps Ritchie come to terms with why he […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Slingshot’ Director Paul Lazarus

Director Paul Lazarus of SLINGSHOT (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In the documentary Slingshot, Writer/Director Paul Lazarus highlights inventor Dean Kamen’s quest to make clean water available worldwide. Known best for inventing the Segway, Kamen has come up with a groundbreaking water filtration system called the Slingshot. This David and Goliath-inspired system turns otherwise unclean water into potable water, making progress towards solving the worldwide dilemma. […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Noble Fir’ star Richard E. Wilson

Richard E. Wilson on NOBLE FIR (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Noble Fir is an emotional film about tree-harvester named Henry “Hank” Dean (Richard E. Wilson). Hank is struggling with personal grief, and is losing control over his life. As he wanders with a wounded soul, body and mind, Henry has a choice: continue the life he’s made for himself, or to walk out from the […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Actor Devon Bostick

Devon Bostick at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In Small Time, recent high school graduate Freddy Klein (Devon Bostick), decides college isn’t in the cards for him. Instead, he goes to work with his Dad (Christopher Meloni) at a used car lot and decides to live with him for the first time since childhood. As Freddy learns the family business, both he and […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Brenda Goodman of ‘Sex(ed): The Movie’

Brenda Goodman of SEX(ED) THE MOVIE (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Brenda Goodman is a film teacher at USC, but this year she put her expertise into action and created a documentary that made it to Cinequest Film Festival. Sex(ed): The Movie, as Goodman describes it, is both a serious and humorous look at how sex has been taught over the last hundred years. Goodman scoured hundreds of hours […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Writer/Director Edy Soto and the Team from ‘The Divorce Party’

Writer/Director/Producer Edy Soto, Casting Director/Producer Renee Massie and Producer Ben Teplitzky on THE DIVORCE PARTY (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In The Divorce Party, main characters Kip (Colin Owens) and Leena (Ashlynn Yennie) are getting a divorce and decide to throw a party to celebrate. What happens next Writer/Director/Producer Edy Soto calls a “hipster love show comedy,” where relationships shift and change, and both drama and comedy ensue. The Daily Quirk caught up with the crew behind The Divorce Party, […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview Alex and Katie Orr of ‘A is for Alex’

Katie and Alex Orr of A IS FOR ALEX (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Alex Orr and his wife, Katie, are a creative team who have been working on films for awhile now, and this year, they turned the cameras on themselves, resulting in A Is for Alex, a comedy taking place during Katie’s pregnancy. Alex, an inventor, finds himself in some crazy situations as he inadvertently causes his […]

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘It Was You Charlie’ Writer/Director Emmanuel Shirinian and Actress Emma Fleury

Writer/Director Emmanuel Shirinian and Actress Emma Fleury of IT WAS YOU CHARLIE (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Worlds and genres collide in the dark comedy-drama, It Was You Charlie, an “unrequited love story meets thriller” written, directed and co-produced by Emmanuel Shirinian. The film follows Abner (Michael D. Cohen), once an accomplished sculptor, who suffers the emotional and psychological effects of a disastrous car crash. In the midst of guilt and suicidal thoughts, […]

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