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Transcending Tragedy at Cinequest 2010

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Now in its 20th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held each year in San Jose, Calif., presents a global smorgasbord of independent films by visionary filmmakers. They run the gamut, from animated shorts to feature-length works of cinematic art, and themes range from the whimsical to the sublime. Each year, ThingsAsian.com features reviews of Cinequest’s Asian and Asian-themed entries. This year, six films were available on DVD for pre-screening and review: Complaints Choir, Cooking History, The Desert of Forbidden Art, Raspberry Magic, The Robbers, and Semshook. And although these films are unique in subject and scope, they share the uplifting theme of transcending tragedy.

Here is a link to my Cinequest Film Reviews on ThingsAsian