Posted on February 27, 2012.Now in its 22nd year in downtown San Jose, Cinequest makes its triumphant return February 28 – March 11 with an exciting line-up of inspirational films, exciting events, and lively and thought-provoking discussions. Opening Night kicks off with the screening of Luc Bresson’s The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh, and includes a celebration at the newly renovated Hyatt Place San Jose. Cinequest will be book-ended with its closing night celebration featuring Maverick Spirit Award Winner Terence Davies and his film The Deep Blue Sea. Other highlights of the film festival include: Day of Empowering Voice – a discussion between Silicon Valley and Hollywood about technology, social media, art, and the digital youth generation; Spotlight Presentations; Silent Cinema; Writers Celebration; and Encore Day – a mix of gourmet food trucks and award winning films. Besides screenings and discussions, there are plentiful opportunities to meet fellow film lovers at the VIP Soirees and Meetups. For VIP All Access pass holders, there is a happy hour gathering each evening at downtown venues including Azucar, Gordon Biersch, 360 Residences, and the Silicon Valley Capital Club. Meetups happen each evening after the screenings and events and are open to all ticket and pass holders. Meet and mingle with fellow Cinequest fans at well-known haunts in downtown San Jose – Eulipia, clubHOUSE, Tanq, and the Fairmont Bar & Lobby to name a few. Tickets are on sale now at www.cinequest.org, or by calling (408) 295-FEST.