FRIDAY, OCT 21
Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St
10 AM - FAMILY TREE BLOC
IXCH'UMIL (Guatemala, 13min)
A girl visits her sick grandmother & learns the importance of her cultural Mayan roots.
CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM CONE (L.A., 2min)
A man recounts the breaking of his father's spirits.
A BIRTHDAY PARTY (U.K., via Sierra Leone/Nigeria, 13min)
The close relationship between two sisters shatters irrevocably when one insists on keeping up a family tradition by circumcising her young daughter.
CHANGES (Florida, 11min)
A self-effacing mash-up of learning & yearning, the protagonist must battle life changes to reclaim his identity and mental health.
MARSH CLOUDS: THE OYSTERS OF HARRIS (Georgia, 14min)
The Timmons family has been picking oysters in Harris Neck, GA for more than a century – on land stolen from them through Southern racism – yet they persevere, against all odds.
THE FIX (Washington, 12min)
As a last resort, a working mom calls upon her distant father to babysit – surprisingly, the enriching night proves healing for the strained family.
Total runtime: 1hr 5min
11:30 AM - ARTE SUDAMERICANO BLOC
IT WAS A TIME OF POETRY (Brazil, 13min)
An affectionate look at the director’s godfather, poet Patativa do Assaré, featuring unpublished literary work and marvelous memories.
KIPU: CONSTRUCCIONES COLECTIVAS (Argentina, 17min)
Buenos Aires artivistas snake a mammoth swath of sun-yellow fabric through the neighborhood, brightening days & sparking marvel at the achievements made realizable by collective action.
SOLO MOTHER (Brazil, 15min)
Authorial accounts of two single Black moms in Salvador – a young beautician & a sixty-something day laborer – of raising children, their testimonies interspersed with vivacious interpretive dance.
NO MORE* (Brazil, 32min) U.S. Premiere!
A grim & grimy chronicle of Jesus, a severely suffering lamb refusing to be slaughtered in a world of wolves hungry for eternal life.
*please note there is non-sexual nudity in this bloc
Total runtime: 1hr 17min
1:30 PM - HEART CYCLES (TX, 50 min)
In an effort to snap her widowed mother’s depression, a devoted daughter chases down her mom’s high-school sweetheart to explore what could have been, or what still could perhaps be.
preceded by I KNOW WHAT YOU REMEMBER (Louisiana, 7min)
Reminisces, at times, can unlock the past & cultivate something very new.
Total runtime: 57 min
Followed by Q&A with co-director/editor Gerry Olert and actresses Janet Travis & Olivia Clari Nice (HEART CYCLES)
3:30 PM - DOC BLOC
299.00 (F84.0) (Peru, 6min)
A filmmaker challenges the idea that his son’s autism is a disorder, instead highlighting strengths of perception he possesses as a result.
ADVENTURES IN CUCKOOLAND (U.K./Germany, 7min)
An examination of a cuckoo clock museum & its idiosyncratic proprietor.
THE FRINGES OF BURLESQUE (Missouri, 12min) Texas Premiere!
The director travels with his mom Opal Dockery, a burlesque legend, around the country to speak with other industry dancers, young and old.
ATTACK & RELEASE (Montana, 15min)
After moving to the U.S. from Sri Lanka, the protagonist copes with the loss of his father, & concern over his own mortality, but finds fly fishing in Montana a surprising source of solace & fulfilling wonderment.
THE KALEIDOSCOPE GUY AT THE MARKET (California, 21min)
Artist Michael Shaw – who’s been selling unique, stained-glass creations at Pike's Place Market in Seattle for 25 years – delves into how these fascinating objects universally appeal to the human imagination.
TEXAS WINES (Texas Hill Country, 30min)
In the past 50 years, the wine industry has exploded from four vineyards to well more than 600, with a growing reputation for superior product; this film interviews numerous key players responsible for the vino boom.
Total runtime: 1hr 31min
followed by Q&A - led by filmmaker Jeffrey Brown of Big Day Productions – Director Robert Burks (TEXAS WINES)
5:30 PM - MUSIC VIDEO BLOC
NEOSPECTERS, by Johannes Horak (Germany, 5min)
WETIN MAN GO DO, by Lukas Zeickner (U.K., 6min)
OCCHIALI DA VISTA, by Claudio Melis (Italy, 4min)
FLAMBOYANT, by Natalie Alon & Assaf Hozzez (Israel, 6min)
ELEANOR RIGBY, by Erin Hill (NY, 4min)
COSMIC STORM, by Nisha Catron (California, 4min)
BITTER PILL, by The Best Around (ATX, 3min)
ONE OF THEM GUYS, by Natasha Straley & Shayne Marie (San Anto, 4min)
DEPRESSED SOUL, by C Diamant & Pejman Vaseghi (NY, 4min)
HAUNTED, by In The Trench (ATX, 6min)
ALONE, by Tiera Deniell (SMTX, 5min)
REACH THE END, by Black Heart Saints (ATX, 6min)
SIT BIYAREM, by Hadi Manavipour (Iran, 7min);
ANNA PLEASE, by Andrew Combs (ATX, 5min)
PARKING LOT REVIVAL, by That Dog Don’t Hunt (Dallas, 5min)
DOWN & OUT, by Melissa Skirboll & performed by Alyssa Joanlanne (NY, 4min)
Total runtime: 1hr 18min
followed by Q&A, moderated by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, with filmmakers & musicians, including Director Camron Rushin (BITTER PILL); Producer Alyssa Lopez & Vocalist Shayne Marie (ONE OF THEM GUYS); Director/Musician Erin Hill (ELEANOR RIGBY) Director Austin Leih (ANNA PLEASE)
8 PM - YOU'VE SUCCEEDED: THE LIFE & TIMES OF DIMAS GARZA (San Anto, 1hr) featuring Q&A with Director Chuco Garcia
A grassroots documentary on the legendary crooner of the Royal Jesters, illuminating the origin story of Chicano Soul music emanating out of the Westside of San Antonio in the late ‘50s & early ‘60s.
Free screening courtesy Rhea Publishing, the Summerlee Foundation & the Center for the Study of the Southwest
9PM - 11PM - Chicano Soul Garden Party featuring DJ Rolas (of Martindale, TX)
in Price Center lawn
Free event: Music, courtesy Apogee Presents & SM Fest, complimentary beer courtesy Aqua-Brew and Chips & Sauce bar courtesy Yellowbird Sauce