Lockhart (Oct 29)
Endora Film Festival
The Lost River crew hosts a daylong fest, Saturday, October 29, at the century-old, downtown Gaslight Baker Theater, featuring new, independent shorts as well as features. The festival takes its name from the fictitious town of the 1993 film WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE, starring Leonardo Dicaprio & Johnny Depp, shot in Lockhart. As Caldwell County contemplates pursuit of a Public Defender Office, just as Hays has done, we will screen the riveting new documentary RICOCHET about the PDO in San Francisco prevailing in a murder case, despite Donald Trump’s national spotlight, as well as the remarkable film YOU’VE SUCCEEDED: THE LIFE & TIMES OF DIMAS GARZA, alongside Director Chuco Garcia, chronicling the emergent Chicano Soul scene on the Westside of San Antonio by way of the lead singer of the Royal Jesters. Another highlight will be the short documentary – shot in Lockhart in 2004, probing local issues of race & civic engagement – TEXAS MAJORITY MINORITY with filmmakers Anne Lewis and Laura Varela in attendance.