Cinequest Turns 25

Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Film Festival turns 25 this year. The film festival opened tonight with Dana Bachman’s “Batkid Begins”  at the historic art deco California Theatre in San Jose. This feel-good and  inspirational documentary about a little boy’s wish to be a super hero seemed to have resonated with the audience. The film and the filmmakers got a standing ovation from the audience.

When 5 year old Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia one of his wishes was to be a Superhero for a day. His favorite super hero was Batman. In 2013 Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation helped 5 year old Scott’s dream come true. They turned San Francisco into Gotham City complete with bat mobile, Batman, Penguin and the whole nine yards. Continue reading