William H. Macy Returns to Cinequest

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Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award recipient, William H. Macy, will participate in a moderated conversation immediately following the presentation of the motion picture, Edmond. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, March 11th, 4:15p.m., at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose.

Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award recipient, William H. Macy, will participate in a moderated conversation immediately following the presentation of the motion picture, Edmond. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, March 11th, 4:15p.m., at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose. To obtain tickets to the Cinequest Film Festival and this spectacular event log on to http://www.cinequest.org or call (408) 295-FEST.

Written by David Mamet and directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Edmond was one of the most talked about films at the Telluride Film Festival–and one of the most controversial. Cinequest has built a reputation championing the Maverick film artist as well as providing them with groundbreaking technologies to create and distribute their work. Cinequest's showcasing of Edmond continues this tradition.

William H. Macy is one of today's most adventurous and dynamic actors, so it's to no surprise when he effortlessly brought the character of “Edmond Burke” to life. A dark comedy written by another of today's masters, David Mamet (adapted from his play), Edmond follows a cynical businessman as he sets out on a terrifying, existential search for truth, self-discovery and salvation.

Director Gordon and Macy superbly translate Mamet's text to the screen, creating an unnerving atmosphere that is at once arresting, turbulent, poignant and humorous. Including a strong supporting cast (among them Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna, Bai Ling, Mena Suvari, Denise Richards and Dylan Walsh), Edmond is a powerful Maverick vision that is a must-see event. Note: William H. Macy received Cinequest’s Maverick Spirit Award in 2003.

Inspiring the Maverick in All of Us

Cinequest is a premier motion picture institute that produces: Cinequest Film Festival, a soul-stirring and personable discovery festival of international films and forums for movie lovers, Maverick film artists and students; Cinequest Online, delivering films to fans worldwide;

Cinequest DVD Label; Youthquest; and Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.

Cinequest Film Festival 16 will occur March 1 – 12, 2006 http://www.cinequest.org

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