Dear Friends,

Today is Cinequest Contributors Day. I’m some kind of fancy volunteer for Cinequest Film Festival. 

What I need from you today is a donation of $10-20. How do I make it up to you?

I will personally return the favor with free embroidery as that is what I do best (other than being the most informed college almost-graduate and dancer of random randomness in all of San Jose). You get to choose between a custom monogram or your full name on something that you own. It could be a shirt, a towel, a sports bag, guitar strap, etc. Or I’ll take you to a screening. Or I’ll hand wash your car. The freebie is good ONLY if you donate TODAY.

  1. Go
  2. Donate before 11:59 pm. (your own amount of $10-20 or more)
  3. Make sure to tell them in the Comment box that Teri N. referred you.
  4. Tell me and then I’ll hook you up with the hot floss (threads).


This year we will show 173 films from around the world, some of them US premiers and mostly world premiers. Two of them are animated shorts that my friends worked on, students from our very own Animation/Illustration Program at SJSU. One is the world premier of a film I worked on as the Graphic Artist, a live-action comedy called Super Hero Party Clown. To hear it from my friend Halfdan, Co-founder of Cinequest, look no further:

Our team goal is to raise $25K to empower Cinequest’s international programming and artist participation. If every single one of us raises at least $300, we will get there. The individual who raises the most, wins a private screening for friends and family on Sunday, March 13th (Camera 12 Theater) of whichever of the following films most intrigues them:

·         Adventurous                        Midnight Son (USA) 

·         Comedic                              Mystico Fantastico! (Canada/Mexico)

·         Entertaining and fun           The Nobel Prize Winner (Netherlands)

·         Youthful/Romantic             Falling Overnight  (USA)  

·         Documentary                      Village Without Women (Serbia)

Feel free to start now (I am), and continue through tonight. Together we’ll have fun and have a major impact on Cinequest’s services to artists and innovators.



Director and Co-Founder

Teri N.*

Cinequest Connector

The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, “Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, “Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we…kill those people. “Shut him up! I’ve got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.” It’s just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok… But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.


Bill Hicks (via regulator)

We kill them so hard. Here’s to watching the ride from the point of knowing you’re on a ride… and having an opinion about it!

Reblogged from ryantheregulator

A friend passed this over from his fb page, this reel of the raw ass-end of emotion. Well here it is, the Dark Side, and nobody ever gives this guy any credit! 

Also good use of track by the world-famous SF band Kronos Quartet. (See: Requiem for a Dream)

Playlist: Genetically Impossible →

from KSJS’ own radio personality, Bittersweet.


Take Me Out
LIVE on NYC subway
Atomic Tom 

Where Counterculture Prevails
discussion with Peter Coyote

A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.

— James Joyce 1882-1941

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

— Sir Barnett Cocks 1907-1989

Life is one huge empty space outside, and still is until you find those pieces which fill your empty insides.

— Someone named William.

Reblogged from cradelikz


Nice infographic. Books need good care too.

… for those of you hardcover anthropologists out there


Nice infographic. Books need good care too.

… for those of you hardcover anthropologists out there

Reblogged from nevver