Cinequest 25 Opens Today!


The 25th Cinequest Film Festival is here! For two glorious weeks, today through March 8th, Cinequest is taking over San José with a spectacular array of events, plus 91 World & U.S films with their fabulous creators on hand to connect with you.

Teatro Visión is proud to be a promotional partner of Cinequest as each organization seeks to reach beyond our traditional audiences and connect with arts lovers throughout San José and the Silicon Valley.

With Latino cinema soaring internationally as well as in the U.S., and with one third of Silicon Valley being Latino, it’s fitting that the 25th edition of the Cinequest Film Festival unveils a booming Latino lineup...

  • Beast of Cardo (Dominican Republic): Reminiscent of the literary world of Gabriel García Márquez, a dreamlike, supernatural tale of a woman trying to break free from her stifling, upper-class community.
  • EightySeven (Ecuador, Argentina, Germany): Set in Ecuador during a time of unrest, three young boys are at a crossroads as they face adulthood.
  • Gonzalez (Mexico): Award-winning thriller from Mexico about a man whose new job leads him to having to decide if he can compromise his ethics.
  • The Hamsters (Mexico): They are a very dysfunctional family. And each has their own secrets. Until now.
  • The Life After (Mexico): A road trip revives the past for two brothers in this look at the nature of familial bonds and the obligations they may create.
  • Guard Dog (Peru): Like a Peruvian "Taxi Driver," a captivating thriller that follows the ethical struggles of a hitman and the reawakening of his conscience.
  • A Photographer’s Journey: A captivating documentary, focusing on the work and life of famed Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero.
  • The Strongest Man: Starring Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) and Lisa Banes (Gone Girl), an original and hilarious story about a Cuban macho man named Beef, who believes himself to be the strongest man alive.
  • Wild Tales (Argentina): Featuring a bevy of the country’s finest actors (Liliana Ackerman, Luis Manuel Altamirano García, Alejandro Angelini) and produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Wild Tales is further proof that Argentine cinema remains one of the world’s most vital and exciting.

Teatro Visión has 10 FREE screening passes to offer to our patrons on a first-come, first-serve basis. These passes are good for any screening at the festival, including these Latino showcase films. Send an email to Managing Director Peter Allen to claim a free pass today.

We hope to see you at the festival!