One of the movies getting a lot of buzz this week at the Cinequest Film Festival is "Dreamer," Houston filmmaker's Jesse Salmeron's story about a college grad whose status as an undocumented immigrant is discovered by his employer. And the politically charged film is expected to have someone front and center in the immigration debate at its world premiere Saturday: U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren.

The San Jose Democrat, who worked as an immigration lawyer in her pre-politics day, is the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

The 5 p.m. screening at the San Jose Repertory Theatre will be followed by a reception at downtown restaurant Cabritos, organized by Chicano theater company Teatro Visión. Tickets to the 7 p.m. reception are $10 at the door of the restaurant, at 72 S. First Street.

Future screening times of "Dreamer" and the rest of the festival schedule are at www.cinequest.org.

ARTISTIC YOUTH: There's a 1 p.m. reception Saturday at San Jose's History Park to celebrate a Bay Area Youth Art Month exhibition being held in conjunction with the California Art Education Association.

The reception and exhibition will take place at the Leonard and David McKay Gallery inside the Pasetta House at the sprawling historical museum. An awards presentation, with the student artists and their families, is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Barbara Purdy, head of the art department at Presentation High School in San Jose and event organizer for the Northern California chapter of CAEA, said the group is honored to be back at History Park for a second year. The exhibit includes art from four grade-level categories that range from kindergarten to 12th grade.

SCHOOL HELP: Los Gatos-based builder Silicon Valley Homes is doing its part to build strong educational foundations in addition to houses by donating money to 65 schools in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Cruz county neighborhoods where it has renovated and sold houses.

When it sells a house, SVHome makes a commitment to donate $200 to the neighborhood's nearest elementary school. Checks are being distributed to school officials Saturday at the company's main office, at 221 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road. The public is invited to the noon event, which will include refreshments. A list of the schools is available at www.svhome.com/giving-back/html.

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